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Meth Trick-or-Treat Candy: Drug in Child's Bag 'Looked Like Pop Rocks'

Meth Trick-or-Treat Candy: Drug in Child's Bag 'Looked Like Pop Rocks'

(Menominee Tribal Police Department)

By    |   Tuesday, 31 October 2017 02:36 PM

Meth discovered in a trick-or-treat bag caused an entire Wisconsin reservation to panic after a Menominee Indian Tribe community event Sunday night. 

A parent reportedly found the yellow plastic packet in his child's trick-or-treat bag after the event. It was about the size of a quarter and contained a crystalline powder that later tested positive for methamphetamine, an illegal drug, according to ABC News. It's not clear how exactly the bag ended up in the child's trick-or-treat bag — whether someone dropped it in there or whether the child picked it up when taking candy.

Menominee Tribal Police Chief Mark Waukau said that the community was upset to hear about the incident and that police are already receiving tips on where the bag may have come from, ABC News reported.

“We thought it looked a lot like Pop Rocks candy in that little baggie,” he said of the drug packet that was found.

Police told families that attended the event to throw away all of the candy their kids got incase more meth bags were distributed, and have asked children not to bring any candy to school Tuesday to celebrate Halloween.

The school said it would be providing safe treats for all students instead, and the community will also be holding a “controlled” trunk-or-treat event at the College of Menominee Nation campus Tuesday in which candy will be supplied by community organizations to ensure safety.

“Our community is dismayed by this senseless act that thankfully did not end in tragedy,” Menominee Tribal chairman Gary Besaw said, USA Today reported. “We take care in protecting our children, our elders, and our families.”

Police are continuing to investigate the incident and the community has begun to report on all types of drug activity that may be suspicious, Besaw told USA Today. Heroin and crystal meth are the latest drugs to become a problem in the Native American community, according to Waukau.

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