Check your kids’ Halloween candy: RCMP

Chilliwack RCMP are investigating a complaint of Halloween candy that was possibly tampered with.

Chilliwack RCMP are investigating a complaint of Halloween candy that was possibly tampered with.

The candy — a Tootsie Roll — was obtained in the Stevenson Road area and brought to police by an anxious parent.

RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck did not want to describe exactly how the candy appeared tampered with, but it has been sent to a forensic lab for testing.

While urging parents to look through Halloween candy brought home, the Chilliwack investigators also believe they have an isolated incident on their hands and don’t want to start a needless panic.

“We know there have been a number of posts on Facebook regarding claims of candy tampering in the Chilliwack area,” Wolbeck said.

“We urge people using social media not to spread unsubstantiated allegations, particularly those of a criminal nature, but instead to use social media to share more practical and common-sense advice,” she said.

Checking Halloween candy for signs of tampering is something police have done routinely for many years.