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Fredericton And Bathurst, N.B. Police Investigating Reports Of Needle, Nail Found In Halloween Candy

Police are warning parents to carefully inspect all candy before allowing children to eat it.

11/01/2017 12:55 EDT | Updated 11/01/2017 12:55 EDT

FREDERICTON — Police in two New Brunswick cities are investigating separate reports of sharp objects being found in Halloween candy.

Fredericton police say a family that visited about 50 homes while trick or treating reported finding a needle in a candy bar after they got home last night.

Police in Bathurst say they also received a report that a nail was found in a chocolate bar.

Both departments released photos of the sharp objects.

In both cases the location where the candy came from is unknown and police are warning parents to carefully inspect all Halloween candy before allowing children to eat it.

Fredericton police spokeswoman Heidi Cyr says pills were found among candy in 2004 and 2015, but no charges were ever laid.

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