Published: Sat, November 03, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

Parents eat Halloween candy laced with meth

Parents eat Halloween candy laced with meth

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says it received the report Thursday afternoon from the parents who say they went trick-or-treating with their kids the day before. That's when they began to feel sick and alerted authorities.

The parents told deputies the candy appeared sealed when they ate it Halloween evening.

Two parents in OR were taken to the hospital Thursday after allegedly getting sick from Halloween candy that police said was laced with methamphetamine.

Officials said in a news release that deputies performed a field test of the gummy candy, which tested positive for methamphetamine. The candy was seized and placed into evidence by the deputies. "We want you to leave it just as you have found it if you think it's been tampered with", Washington County Sheriff's Office Det.

The adults were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Their two children didn't ingest any of the same candy, police said.

The sheriff's office said it wasn't clear as of yet which house the family obtained the tainted candy from.

Even small amounts of meth can result in adverse health effects, such as faster breathing, rapid or irregular heartbeat, and increased blood pressure.

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