Police: Halloween candy in Derby Line possibly tampered with

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DERBY LINE — Police are warning that someone possibly tampered with Halloween candy passed out in Derby Line.

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On Monday, police were contacted by a concerned citizen who lives in Charleston, advising that she had returned home from trick-or-treating with her children in Derby Line.

After returning home the woman started the process of sorting her children’s candy and checking it to be sure it was safe for consumption.

She said that while doing so she found a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup that she removed from its package and she saw what she thought was a pin hole in the middle of it.

She told police that she broke the candy apart to see if she could find anything inside, but was not able to tell.

After discarding the first one in the trash she checked the candy in another child’s bag and found another Reese’s and opened the package and found what she described as a “smile scratched into the peanut butter cup.”

Police say both pieces of candy were inside a small bag which was stapled closed.

She contacted the Vermont State Police who took the candy for inspection and possible testing.

Police say the candy came from a residence in Derby Line, but they are not sure which home it came from.

Police have not received any other calls or complaints of illness caused from consuming candy that was believed to possibly be tampered with.