Clinton Police Issue Warning After Tampered Candy Box Found at Halloween Event

Clinton Police Department

Clinton police are urging parents to check children's Halloween candy after a box of DOTS candy was tampered with then handed out at a Halloween event Saturday night.

Police said it appeared the box was previously opened and re-glued shut, then handed out at the “Monster Mash” Halloween event at the Joel School. There was a glob of glue under the flap that tipped off the resident that there was something wrong with the box.

DOTS candy comes in a variety of colors. The box in question only had red-colored candies inside. It is unknown if the candy was tampered with or not, police said.

Police are encouraging parents to examine any candy children brought home from the Monster Mash Saturday. If parents are unsure whether the candy was tampered with, police ask that they err on the side of caution.

Anyone with information or who finds any more tampered candy should contact Clinton police at (860) 669-0451.

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