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Bedford trick-or-treater finds unidentified pill in candy, police urge caution

BEDFORD – Police are warning parents to be a little old fashioned this week and check through Halloween candy after one child found a pill his stash on Wednesday.

Police were contacted after a child who had gone trick-or-treating in the Technology Drive neighborhood, returned home and opened a piece of candy that looked similar to a Hershey’s Kiss and found an unidentified pill inside, police said. ...

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BEDFORD – Police are warning parents to be a little old fashioned this week and check through Halloween candy after one child found a pill his stash on Wednesday.

Police were contacted after a child who had gone trick-or-treating in the Technology Drive neighborhood, returned home and opened a piece of candy that looked similar to a Hershey’s Kiss and found an unidentified pill inside, police said.

The child didn’t ingest the pill and told his parents immediately, police said.

Bedford police detective Matt Fleming wouldn’t comment on what type of pill was in the candy or whether police have a suspect. He said he hoped bringing attention to the incident would prompt other parents to come forward if they had a similar experience.

“I can tell you we’re aggressively looking into this because it’s a serious matter,” Fleming said. “We’re going to look into it as much as possible until we determine where and why and how.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Bedford police at 472-5113. Police also said parents should always check all candy gathered during trick-or-treating before allowing their kids to eat it.

– JOSEPH G. COTE