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Washington County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Meth Laced Candy 

Deputies would like to notify the community of a report of Halloween candy that was reportedly laced with methamphetamine in Aloha. On Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 2:20 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence in the 21600 block Southwest Jay Street in the Aloha community.

During the investigation, deputies learned that a family of parents and two children had been trick-or-treating the evening prior in neighborhoods to the immediate northwest and south of their address. Their residence is located in northern Aloha to the east of Southwest Cornelius Pass Road.

The parents called deputies this afternoon after they consumed Sour Patch Kids candy collected the evening prior and began to feel sick. The parents told deputies the candy wrapper had appeared to been fully sealed prior to them opening it and consuming the candy. Deputies conducted field tests on the gummy candy, which tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.

The candy was seized and placed into evidence. The parents were taken to a local hospital for evaluation. The children did not consume any candy from the wrapper in question. This information is being distributed to the community out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of public safety. The sheriff’s office has received no other reports regarding Halloween candy being altered or tampered with and are not aware of such reports being made to any neighboring law enforcement agencies.