Police investigating medication found mixed with halloween candy

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Newtown, PA - On November 1, 2019, Newtown Township Police responded to the report of medication found in a child's Halloween candy. The caller reported finding a clear plastic baggie containing a single prescription medication tablet, believed to be anxiety medication, which was mixed in with their child's Halloween candy. The medication was not stored inside of any candy or candy wrapper and at this time, police do not have any information that any candy may have been tampered with. After speaking with the child's parent, it was learned that the medication was most likely obtained while the child was trick or treating within the County Bend development of Newtown Township, Bucks County. At this time, this is the only known incident of it's kind, but out of an abundance of caution, we are asking parents or guardians to carefully check their child's Halloween candy and report any suspicious findings to the Newtown Township Police Department by calling 215-598-7121.


This incident is currently being investigated by the Newtown Township Police Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with additional information may click the "submit a tip" button to provide information.

Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2019
Reference ID: 
20191101M6652