Medication lost in Colwood, B.C. on Halloween has been found: RCMP

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Police in a community west of Victoria have located a senior’s missing medication, thought Wednesday morning to have possibly been handed out to trick-or-treaters by accident.

West Shore RCMP said they received a call from a senior living in Colwood, near the intersection of Bette Drive and Charlotte Drive, who said at least four small packs of medication for Parkinson’s disease went missing on Halloween night.

Police said the caller reported the pills, in yellow plastic snap-top containers, had been sitting near the candy bowl earlier in the evening, prompting a public urging for local parents to sift through their children’s hauls.

An RCMP statement warned parents who suspected their child has consumed any of the small, oval white pills to get their youngsters medical attention right away.

On Wednesday afternoon, RCMP confirmed the pills had been found in another area of the caller’s home and was not handed out.

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We thank the public for their understanding. This was a concerning situation where we notified the public due to the initial belief the medication had been handed out mistakenly during Halloween, said Cpl. Nancy Saggar in the update.

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