Parents in two Alberta communities are being asked to thoroughly check their children’s Halloween treats after pins were discovered in a few pieces of candy this week.
RCMP in Devon said a family found pins in three Halloween treats after returning from trick-or-treating. The pins were straight with a curved top and found in a marshmallow candy, a Starburst and a deflated bag of Cheezies, police said.
RCMP believe the treats all came from the same house. Officers seized the candy and are investigating, but said no other reports of tampered candy have been made as of Friday afternoon.
“It’s lucky that the child in this incident had the awareness to check the candies prior to them being consumed,” Devon RCMP Sgt. Jolene Nason said in a media release Friday.
“This is a very alarming occurrence but we want to assure our Devon citizens that this is the anomaly in our community and we are working to solve this. The safety of our community is an RCMP priority.”
RCMP in Thorsby are also investigating after a child found a pin in a chocolate bar on Friday morning.
A local school contacted police after a student found a pin in a small Coffee Crisp bar. Police said the child received the chocolate bar while trick-or-treating in Thorsby.
Thorsby RCMP said they have not made any connection between this incident and the one reported in Devon.