Beware: Ecstasy Disguised as Halloween Candy
If you happen to see colorful superman logo shaped, Facebook “likes” shapes, or domino shaped unwrapped candy in your child’s Halloween treat bag this year, beware. These candy-like pills are NOT candy—they are drugs and, in fact, can be extremely dangerous to children. If you see something like these fun, candy-like pills in your child’s Halloween basket this year, be warned—not only are they not candy, they are drugs disguised as candy and are dangerous.
One Jacksonville, Florida police department wrote on Facebook, “If your kids get these for Halloween candy, they ARE NOT CANDY! They are the new shapes of “Ecstasy” and can kill kids through overdoses!!! So, check your kid’s candy and ‘When in doubt, Throw it out!!!”
Also, the police department noted that the warning is not specific to Jacksonville and should be spread to parents nationwide. They recommend that parents carefully check their children’s candy and get rid of anything that resembles homemade treats.
However, it is important to note that verified cases of Halloween candy tampering and poisoning are rare. Nevertheless, it’s always a good idea to throw anything unusual away that you find in your child’s candy haul.