Brantford family reports possible tampering with Halloween candy

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If you haven’t already checked your kids’ Halloween candy, Brantford police insist you do after receiving a report that some might have been tampered with.

On Oct. 31, a child had been trick-or-treating in the West Brant area of Brantford. The candy was collected on Blackburn Drive, Conklin Road, Shellard Lane and St. Patricks Drive.

After the family arrived home, the child’s parents checked the candy. One of the packages contained items not consistent with the product packaging. The family contact the police the next day and started an investigation.

Police found the package was a DOTS Assorted Fruit Flavored Gumdrops minibox, which was supposed to contain fruit-flavoured gumdrops.  The candy had been replaced with three small unknown white cubes The lid was pushed back together but was not fully resealed or glued.  The items located in the box may possibly be camphor, which is a substance that can be unsafe if taken orally.

Brantford police hope everyone will be vigilant and check Halloween treats given to their children. If you suspect a package has been tampered with, please contact police.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other acts of tampering are urged to call Brantford Police at 519-756-7050 or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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