UPDATE 11-2-16: After further testing at the Illinois State Crime Lab, the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office says it has determined that the suspicious candy did not contain THC, the intoxicating compound found in marijuana.That contradicts a preliminary field test on the candy bars done earlier this week.
The sheriff’s office now says the candy is believed to have been made in Japan and there was no intention to harm any children. Authorities say alert was issued as a precaution, since it would take some time for further lab testing results to come back.
MANLIUS, Ill. (KWQC) – The Bureau County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning to parents after some trick-or-treat candy was not what it seemed. Authorities say parents came forward with some suspicious-looking candy after trick-or-treating was held Sun. Oct. 30, 2016 in the community of Manlius.
The candy was marked as Crunch Choco Bar and the wrapper included small pictures of marijauna leaves. The sheriff’s office says the candy was field-tested and indicated positive for the drug. Now, officials asking for information on which house provided the candy in question. Call (815) 875-3344.
Authorities are also warning parents to check trick-or-treat candy before their children eat it.