Child finds pill in Halloween candy

11:45 AM, Nov 2, 2012   |    comments
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NEW BEDFORD, NH (WHDH) -A child in New Bedford, New Hampshire found what appeared to be a tainted treat inside a bag of Halloween candy.

Police say the pill, wrapped in tin foil made to look like a Hershey's Kiss, was found after a night of trick-or-treating.

"The parents were mortified and they were very upset, as they should be," said New Bedford Police Chief John Bryfonski.

A pharmacist told police it appears to be a dietary supplement.

"The parents spread whole on the table and the children were picking out which ones perhaps they wanted to trade and keep. One of the young children detected something that was unusual," said Chief Bryfonski.

Police say they've begun an investigation in the neighborhood and alerted schools.

The child immediately realized it was not a piece of candy and told his parents.

Police have reminded all parents to be aware of what their kids collect on Halloween night.

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