SICK!! You Won’t Believe What Police Are Finding in Halloween Trick or Treat Bags!!
Law Enforcement wants to keep your children safe this Halloween season. So, they’re asking for the public’s help to spread the word about a horrible and frightening craze. In many neighborhoods, they’re finding the drug, Meth, handed out to kids! Methamphetamines are poisonous stimulants that are highly addicting and have terrible side effects. Please be diligent and check all of the candy your children get on Halloween.
Here are safety tips for checking your child’s Halloween Haul:
1. Tell your children not to eat any Halloween candy or goodies — especially items that are not commercially wrapped — until you check them.
2. Closely examine the candy, very carefully, and throw away anything that has any of the following issues:
- An unusual appearance or discoloration
- Tiny pinholes or tears in wrappers
- Spoiled or unwrapped items
- Homemade items or baked goods should be discarded if there’s any question or if they came from strangers
- When in doubt, throw it out!
Here’s some tips to keep kids safe while they’re trick or treating:
- Your child can carry a glow stick, flashlight or wear reflective tape or stickers to be visible to others
- Go as a group, safety is indeed in numbers. Or go with your children
- Drivers, slow down and be alert. A child can dart out in front of you
- Kids, use the crosswalk or cross the street at the corner
- Make certain the child’s costume fits well. Ill-fitting costumes can cause the child to trip and fall
- Use face paint instead of masks, since masks can limit the child’s vision
If you have any questions concerning possible tainted candy, you can call this number: POISON CONTROL CENTER 1-800-222-1222
Source: Wisconsin Police and News 18