Georgia police department says meth could be in candy

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With less than a week away from Halloween, one Georgia police department is warning that methamphetamine could be inside candy.  

The thought of dressing up and Halloween candy is sure to put a smile on most kids face. But, this time around, the Dublin Police Chief is warning of drugs that can be disguised as candy. 

“Just last week, we seized some drugs, methamphetamine, and it looked just like sweet tart’s,” Chief of Police A. Tim Chatman said.  

Chatman said, this is the first time his department has seen the pills. So, they want parents to be extra careful this year. 

“It’s important for all the parents, this Halloween, to make sure that they check the candy, be with their children; wear reflective type clothing, flashlights,” Chatman said.  

It’s a message Ashley Brown hears loud and clear 

“I look through everything to make sure because there are some things I don’t want him to have, like the smaller hard candy, so mostly he just gets lollipops,” Brown said.  

Dublin Police recommend parents stay with their kids when trick or treating and look for other options instead of going door-to-door for candy  

“We just go to a fall festival that local,” Brown said. “We go to liberty Baptist, off of Claxton Dairy. It’s kid-friendly, lots of games.  

Chapman also recommended to organize an event yourself because everybody may not have your best interest in mind.  

“Historically, there have been events all over the country, where children have been hurt, razor blades in apples, etc.,” Chapman said. “We have a lot of mean people out there.” 

So, no matter how your child dresses up, make sure you take a closer look at their candy, this year.  

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