Report: Prescription pill found in Florida 3-year-old's Halloween candy

Posted at 1:31 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 12:59:50-04

Representatives of a Chamber of Commerce in Central Florida confirmed that a local mother reported finding a prescription pill inside her 3-year-old's Halloween candy.

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Representatives with the Riverview Chamber of Commerce said a Valrico, Fla., mother reportedly found a Tramadol pill loosely in her son's bag after attending their Trick-or-Treat Street event on Saturday. 

The mother provided the below images of the pill found in her child's candy bag to Tampa-based WFTS-TV:

She also shared the photos on Facebook "My kids and I attended Trick or Treat Street tonight and I just poured out my 3-year-olds candy bag to check and sort it and found this. Thought people should be aware and reminded to always check candy, even from vendors/businesses."

Macaroni Kid Brandon, a community newsletter and website listing events and activities for kids and their families in their hometown also posted the photos warning parents to, "Please remember to check your kids' candy".

The Chamber says they have put the event on for 29 years and this has never happened. They said they don't think this was malicious or intentional, but simply an accident.

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