Mother finds pills in child’s candy following Simi Valley ‘trunk or treat’ event

Posted at 10:02 AM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 13:02:21-04

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) -- A mother in Simi Valley found Oxycodone and Xanax among her child’s Halloween candy following a “trunk or treat” event, according to the Simi Valley Police Department.

The woman told police she took her kids to the event after seeing a post about it on Facebook.

“When the family returned to their residence, the parent dumped her children’s candy out on the counter so she could spray it with disinfectant spray as a COVID-19 precaution,” police said.

After inspecting the candy, the woman discovered a clear bag that contained blue pills, later identified as Oxycodone, and a white cylinder containing Xanax.

The department is still investigating the incident and no suspect information was available as of Sunday morning

“We would like to remind parents about the importance of inspecting any candy or edibles their children receive during Halloween events,” police wrote.