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Trick-or-Treater Given Bag of Crystal Meth

Parents find it among 8-year-old's candy
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2014 12:02 PM CST
Trick-or-Treater Given Bag of Crystal Meth
In this Feb. 15, 2013 photo, two bags of crystal meth and packets of methamphetamine pills trafficked from Myanmar are displayed at a press conference in Bangkok after police seized nearly 2 million tablets and 20 kilograms of crstyal meth. Seizures of methamphetamines reached record highs in East and...   (AP Photo/Jocelyn Gecker)

(Newser) – Checking out their 8-year-old daughter's Halloween candy, parents in the San Francisco Bay Area came upon something that definitely wasn't a Snickers. It was a .1-gram bag of crystal meth, police say. "This could have been intentional or it could have been accidental, and we won't know until we speak with the person who did this," police Sgt. Ezra Tafesse notes. Neighbors were shocked, ABC 7 reports. "I think this is a good community, so that's a surprise," says one.

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So far, Tafesse says, there aren't any suspects, the Contra Costa Times reports. But "a tenth of a gram is enough for felony charges" of possession, he says, per RT.com. Police are taking the opportunity to warn parents of trick-or-treating risks. "More than anything, we want to educate the public to inspect their children's candy before giving it to them," the officer says. (Read more trick-or-treaters stories.)

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