A California father was shocked to discover meth amidst his eight-year-old daughter’s Halloween candy.
According to reports, the unidentified father of Hercules, California, told police that he was searching through his daughter’s Halloween candy following Friday night’s trick-or-treating and noticed a small Ziploc bag containing a white powdery substance. Upon investigation, police determined that the substance was meth.
Now, police say that instead of trying to find the perpetrator, they are hoping this will teach parents that they need to be vigilant when checking their children’s candy after Halloween festivities. They do say, however, that the 0.1 grams they found is not an insignificant amount.
“More than anything, we want to educate the public to inspect their children's candy before giving it to them,” said Hercules police Sgt. Ezra Tafesse to ABC 7 News. “A tenth of a gram is enough for felony charges filed for possession of a controlled substance.”
Police explain that they are not looking for the person responsible because it would be nearly impossible to find fingerprints on a bag that small. Local residents, however, are expressing outrage that somebody would put meth in a child’s Halloween candy.
“I think that's sick," said area resident David Pel said. "That person is so sick."
Tafesse notes that drugs are commonly found in Halloween candy, but generally, they find marijuana.