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Prosecutor To Receive Halloween Candy Tampering Case

Last updated on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

(COLUMBUS) - A case involving the alleged tampering of Halloween candy will be sent to the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office early next week.

Columbus police were sent to a home on Halloween night regarding a 5-year-old boy allegedly finding a piece of metal inside a piece of candy he received while trick-or-treating.

Police spokesperson Lt. Matt Myers says the boy's mother told police that her son was eating an orange Tootsie Roll when he discovered the object. The boy was not injured.

Myers says upon closer examination, the piece of metal appeared to be a heavy staple that had been straightened and pushed into the candy.

The boy's mother told police she had escorted her son while trick or treating in Columbus from the 800 block of Lafayette Avenue to the 2000 block and then south on Washington Street before returning to Eighth Street.

Myers could not give updated information on the investigation, or discuss who might be the target of the investigation. He said police expect to turn their investigation over to Prosecutor Bill Nash today, barring any delays.

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