Mounties in Alberta have requested pressing lab checks after a package deal of Sour Patch Kids handed out on Halloween returned a “presumptive optimistic check” for fentanyl.
Parents in the central Alberta city of Rocky Mountain House turned the package deal over to police after noticing it was open and there have been items of one thing unusual inside, RCMP revealed Thursday.
“This presumptive check for the presence of Fentanyl is regarding. While RCMP conduct an investigation into the circumstances of this incident, RCMP additional encourage dad and mom to take additional precautions in analyzing all candy obtained on Halloween,” Cpl. Troy Savinkoff mentioned.
“Unsealed candy ought to be instantly disposed of. Should you discover any suspicious objects in your candy, please contact the Rocky Mountain House RCMP or your native police.”
Savinkoff mentioned the check means it is also potential that somebody had fentanyl residue on their palms once they dealt with the package deal. He added there was “apparent with no intent to camouflage it in the candy.”
RCMP could not say when the extra fulsome check could be full, however they needed to warn the general public as a result of fentanyl is harmful.
Tampering with Halloween candy could be very uncommon in Alberta, Savinkoff mentioned, and so they’ve had no extra experiences of suspicious substances in candy.
With information from CTV News Edmonton’s Alex Antoneshyn and Evan Kenny