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Items Found In Halloween Candy

Nov 2, 2018

Inc#18-43354
Update ? November 2, 2018
On November 1, 2018 the Branford Police Service commenced an investigation into an incident in which a box of Halloween Candy may have been tampered with. 
On October 31, 2018 a child had been out trick or treating in the West Brant area of Brantford, specifically, Blackburn Drive/Conklin Road/Shellard Lane/St Patricks Drive.  Once the family arrived home, the candy was checked.  One of the packages received by the child had been opened and the original candy had been removed and replaced with an unknown substance.  The package was a DOTS Assorted Fruit Flavored Gumdrops minibox which was supposed to contain fruit flavored gumdrops.  The candy had been replaced with three small unknown white cube shaped items and 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 are continuing to investigate this incident as it is unknown at this time if this was an intentional act or accidental.  We are reminding individuals to continue to be vigilant and check Halloween treats given to 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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Brantford Police are investigating an incident in which Halloween candy may have been tampered with. 
On October 31, 2018 a child had been trick or treating in the West Brant area of Brantford.  Once the family arrived home, the candy was checked.  One of the packages received by the child contained items that were not consistent with the product packaging. Police were contacted on November 1, 2018 and an investigation was commenced.

Brantford Police are reminding individuals to continue to be vigilant and check Halloween treats given to 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.