October 30, 2017 8:30 pm
Updated: October 31, 2017 7:17 am

Police recommend trick-or-treating caution in light of disguised drugs

WATCH ABOVE: Police have issued warnings in other Canadian jurisdictions for drug-laced Halloween candy and treats. Wendy Winiewski examines if there is a risk in Saskatoon.

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Warnings are being issued from police across Canada prior to Halloween regarding the potential of items containing drugs appearing in Halloween bags.

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“This is a huge concern,” Winnipeg Police Service Const. Rob Carver cautioned.

“If someone touched these, if a child touches these, it could be lethal. I can’t stress it any more strongly.”

Police in Quebec are warning the public of gummy bears laced with cannabis.

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While the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) has no indication either item is, or will be, in Saskatoon, it does heed caution.

“If you’re going through your child’s candy and something looks suspicious just, for peace of mind, get rid of it,” SPS spokesperson Alyson Edwards said.

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute suggests it may be time to reconsider Halloween activities all together.

“We don’t have to go to stranger’s doors and let our kids get candy from them,” said Noreen Agrey, who was quick to distinguish the organization isn’t “anti-Halloween.”

“Parents really have to think that through,” she said. “What are the risks that you’re willing to take?”

Agrey suggests considering other activities. Some options are house parties, costume parades at care homes or a stroll around the mall.

If trick-or-treating is on the agenda, police advise children don’t consume candy along the way and have a parent look through it once they arrive home.

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