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article imagePolice investigate suspicious candy found in South Charleston, WV

By Megan Hamilton     Oct 31, 2015 in Crime
Charles Town - Several middle school teens who were out trick-or-treating in an area of South Charleston, West Virginia on Thursday came home with an unwelcome surprise: candy laced with broken glass and hair.
Parents told police that one of the teens found between five and ten shards of broken glass in a pocket along with the candy. Two other teens also found candy that was laced with broken glass and hair, WOWKTV reports.
This is the candy in question.
This is the candy in question.
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The teens, all girls, were going door-to-door in the Armour View subdivision, MetroNews reported.
There were large numbers of trick-or-treaters at the subdivision, which includes hundreds of homes. The girls were in a group of about seven kids, all middle school age.
One of the girls didn't have a bag and was using the pockets of her jacket. She put her hand in her pocket, and that's when she found about five pieces of glass in with her candy, said detective Jonathan Halstead of the South Charleston Police Department. The second teen found a piece of candy with glass and hair inside and the third found another piece of candy in her bag when she got home.
Police say that parents whose children went trick-or-treating in the subdivision should thoroughly check their child's treat bag again. The candy was apparently commercially produced, but had been removed from the packaging, MetroNews reports.
The girls traded candy with each other, so it isn't known which house gave out the tainted treats, police said.
Police also say that parents who find more suspicious candy should contact the South Charleston Police Department.
In another incident that occurred in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, a razor blade was found inside a "fun size" Snickers bar on Oct. 29 that a teen brought home in his trick-or-treat bag, OpposingViews reports. He discovered the razor blade when he bit into the candy, but fortunately wasn't injured.
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