Person in custody after possibly tainting Halloween candy reported in South Chicago Heights – NBC Chicago


A person is in custody after potentially contaminated Halloween candy was reported and turned over to South Chicago Heights police on Monday, officials say.

The candies thought to be contaminated came in the form of yellow gummy bears inside a black plastic zipper pouch with no markings or printing. Police said the sweets were reported to them by a mother and grandmother of a child in Cherry Lane in the southern suburbs.

Police are asking anyone who received these gummy bears to turn them into police as soon as possible.

Although authorities have not confirmed the presence of cannabis or any other substance inside the candy, lab tests are currently underway.

Police said they are not currently aware of any instances where a child ingested the gummy bears and a suspect has been charged with five counts of child endangerment.

Anyone with information or packaging of the candy in question is asked to contact police at 708-755-3520.

NBC Chicago

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