November 1, 2016 12:43 pm
Updated: November 1, 2016 3:26 pm

Niagara police say muscle relaxant pills found in Halloween candy

Police are investigating after four loose prescription pills were found in a St. Catharines, Ont., child's Halloween candy bag.

Francis Vachon / File / The Canadian Press
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Niagara regional police are investigating after four prescription muscle relaxant pills were found in a St. Catharines, Ont., child’s Halloween candy bag Monday.

Police said the child’s parent found the loose pills while inspecting the candy the child collected while trick-or-treating. Officers later determined the pills were muscle relaxants.

The child trick-or-treated on Rykert, Cummings, Merigold, Churchill, Chetwood and Lloyd streets, in addition to Pelham and Hillview roads in St. Catharines.

Anyone with information is being asked to call police at 905-688-4111 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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