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5 Year Old Boy Tests Positive For Meth After Eating Halloween Candy

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GALION, OH – Police in Galion, Ohio, are investigating if a child was given a Halloween candy laced with methamphetamine.

According to police, a 5-year-old boy was treated for consuming an illegal substance after trick-or-treating Sunday night.

“Found out the child had tested positive for methamphetamine in his system,” said Galion Police Chief Brian Saterfield.

Chief Saterfield says authorities are not sure if the child ate laced candy, but according to the boy’s parents, he was playing with a vampire mouth toy he got while trick-or-treating. A few seconds later, he started to have a seizure.

“Since then, we have taken a piece of evidence to the crime lab,” Chief Saterfield said.

Since the incident the whole community has been on high alert.

“I won’t be taking my kids out trick-or-treating anymore. I will buy them candy and that will be the end of it,” said parent Autumn Meuser. “That kid could’ve died.”

“At the end of the day, a 5-year-old with methamphetamine, however it was ingested, was not good,” said Chief Saterfield.

The boy is expected to make a full recovery.



Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com


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