Halloween Candy Laced With Meth May Have Made Kids Sick
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At least two children have fallen ill after eating Halloween candy possibly tainted with drugs.
The first incident occurred Saturday night when a 2-year-old boy got sick after eating potentially tainted Halloween candy at a friend’s house in Moreno Valley, according to the Los Angeles Times. The boy showed signs of consuming an illegal drug.
Orange County police are also investigating a possible case of tainted Halloween candy after one boy may have eaten candy laced with meth.
The child's parents said he began acting strange on Sunday afternoon after eating some candy, the OC Register reports. They told police he had nightmares and wouldn't go back to sleep.
“The child, who does not reside in Huntington Beach, had been eating candy received by Trick or Treating on Halloween night in Huntington Beach in the area of Beach and Atlanta some time before the parents started to notice odd behavior,” Sgt. Michael Metoyer of the Huntington Beach Police Department told CBS.
The boy was taken to a local hospital, where lab tests revealed he had ingested meth.. He is currently recovering there.
Investigators are still exploring whether the drugs came from tainted treats or another source.