A Nampa woman on Tuesday night found a bag of marijuana among her 6-year-old son’s Halloween treats, according to a Nampa Police Department press release.
Police said the woman was going through her son’s candy bag and found a small plastic baggie that appeared to contain marijuana. She brought the baggie to NPD, where it tested presumptive positive for marijuana.
The mother told police their trick-or-treating route was in the Sterling Meadows subdivision off Lone Star Road between North Middleton Road and Midland Boulevard. It wasn’t immediately clear which house may have provided the baggie.
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Police have sent the baggie that contained the drugs to a lab to be fingerprint tested while they continue to investigate.
NPD asked anyone with information about the incident to call police at 208-465-2257 or provided anonymous information through Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS, online at 343COPS.com or through the P3 app.
NPD also urged parents to inspect all candy that their children receive while trick-or-treating, and to throw out anything that appears to have been tampered with.
In some parts of the country, police warned that marijuana-infused edibles could wind up in candy bags. Others dismissed that possibility as a scare tactic, calling it the modern-day version of “razor blades in apples” — though a Wisconsin mother told police she found a small bag of methamphetamine in her child’s candy bag this year.