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Powell River police issue Halloween candy warning

RCMP ask parents to inspect candy after painkillers found

Police are warning parents to carefully check their children’s Halloween treats after they received a report of ibuprofen tablets being resealed into a package of candy.

Powell River RCMP sent the public safety warning out to all schools and asked them to forward the warning on to parents.

Police received a report at 9 am on Tuesday, November 1, that a young teen discovered six brown 400 mg ibuprofen tablets inside a package of Smarties candies. Police have determined that the package was resealed by an unknown person.

According to constable Kerri Chard, the young person had been trick-or-treating along Maple Avenue in Townsite, Manson Avenue in Cranberry and also in the Grief Point area.

Chard said the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact the detachment at 604.485.6255 or the Crimestoppers tip line 1.800.222.8472 or online at