Crime

Halloween candy tests positive for meth following parents’ complaint

Parents in Oregon inadvertently saved their kids from potentially devastating results by snagging some candy from their Halloween haul this week.

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Authorities in Aloha say the parents complained of an unexplained illness on Thursday after consuming a batch of Sour Patch Kids.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement indicating the parents “told deputies the candy wrapper had appeared to be fully sealed prior to them opening it and consuming the candy.”

As part of the investigation, the candy was “seized and placed into evidence” after testing positive for methamphetamine.

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