Should parents worry about drug-infused candy this Halloween?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — With growing concern over rainbow-like fentanyl and other drug infused candy, parents are on the lookout for any drugs that look like candy.

While there haven’t been any reported cases of children eating drug infused candy here in Rhode Island, earlier this month Glocester Police seized more than 200 marijuana edibles that were wrapped in Trix, Rice Krispie Treats and Cocoa Pebbles packaging.

Providence resident Destiney Fry-Daly said she’s well aware of this ongoing trend.

“I heard about the Rice Krispies Treats, I even saw a skittles bag with tons of fentanyl and stuff in it. It’s an issue but it seems to be a bigger issue this year,” Fry-Daly said.

Fry-Daly said she plans to keep a close eye on her younger brothers candy when he comes home from trick-or-treating.

“Me personally, I’m just going to check every bag and make sure the wrapper hasn’t been tampered with in anyway. If the whole bag looks bad, I’ll just buy them candy,” she said.

While he said getting a drug-infused treat tonight is unlikely, North Providence Police Chief Al Ruggiero told ABC 6 News what you should do if your child comes home with suspicious candy.

“They can bring it to us directly or call us and we can have it picked up. From there we then bring it to the health department in Providence to get tested,” said the chief.

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