Authorities Investigating Reports of Needles Found in Halloween Candy

A parent posted a picture of a needle reportedly found in a child's Halloween candy in Monticello. Photo: Facebook
A parent posted a picture of a needle reportedly found in a child's Halloween candy in Monticello.

November 01, 2017 03:55 PM

The Wright County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report that a parent found a sewing needle in a child's Tootsie Roll Tuesday night.

The parent told authorities the needle was found upon searching through the candy after trick-or-treating in the area. 


The sheriff's office said it is uncertain which house the candy came from. 

"We have not received any other reports of adulterated candy in Monticello and Wright County," the sheriff's office said in a statement.

A detective is investigating the case.

Across the border in Wisconsin, the Arcadia Police Department posted on its Facebook page a press release stating it has launched its own investigation after reports of two needles found in candy. 

The department warned, "The needles were not visibly seen until the candy was opened and the candy was broken in half. Please check your children's candy thoroughly before allowing them to eat it and discard anything you feel looks suspicious." 

On Monday, the Duluth Police Department responded to an elementary school on a reports of a candy bar that had trim nails inside of it. Police believe the candy was donated for the schools fall festival.


Those with information are asked to call police. 

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