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Idaho child finds suspected pot in Halloween candy bag

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Posted at 7:16 AM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 12:08:31-04

An Idaho woman reported to the Nampa Police Department Tuesday night that her 6-year-old son had been given a small bag of marijuana while out trick-or-treating.

She reported that she had been going through his candy bag and found the small plastic baggie that appeared to contain marijuana. She brought the baggie to the Nampa Police Department and turned it over to officers.   

Nampa Police field tested the substance found in the candy bag and it indeed tested “presumptively positive” for marijuana, said Nampa Police Sgt. Tim Riha.

“Officers obtained the route that (the child) took while out trick-or-treating. (The child) had been to several houses in that area, but it is unknown which house provided the marijuana to the trick-or-treater,” Riha explained.  

The baggie that contained the marijuana will be sent to the lab for fingerprint testing, he added.

The incident is still under investigation.  

The Nampa Police Department reminds parents to inspect all candy and items obtained by their kids while out on Halloween.

“If any candy looks like it has been tampered with or opened, it is best just to throw the item away. Be wary of allowing children to consume any homemade treats and fully inspect all other items,” Riha advised.