Drug-tainted Halloween candy may have sickened kids, police say

At least two children in Southern California have reportedly fallen ill after possibly eating Halloween candy tainted with drugs, authorities said.

On Sunday, police in Huntington Beach investigated an incident where a child reportedly began showing signs of having consumed methamphetamine after eating Halloween candy.

The candy was collected from a home near Beach Boulevard and Atlanta Avenue, Huntington Beach police said in a news release. Investigators said they haven’t yet collected evidence directly linking the drugs to the candy. 

Another incident occurred Saturday night when a 2-year-old boy got sick after eating Halloween candy at a friend’s house in Moreno Valley. The toddler showed signs of consuming an illegal drug, KTLA reported. The candy came from a home in the 25000 block of Calabria Drive, according to police.

--Joseph Serna

Twitter: @JosephSerna

Serna writes for the Los Angeles Times.



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