Police investigate after OR parents sickened by meth-laced candy

Police investigate after OR parents sickened by meth-laced candy

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the call on Thursday in the town of Aloha. That's when they began to feel sick and alerted authorities.

Deputies sorted through the candy, and later determined that a pack of fully-sealed Sour Patch Kids tested positive for methamphetamine.

PHOTO: Authorities in Washington County, Ore., say Sour Patch Kids one trick or treater was given on October 31, 2018, tested positive for methamphetamine.

Officials said in a news release that deputies performed a field test of the gummy candy, which tested positive for methamphetamine.

Halloween candy handed out in Aloha, Oregon was tainted with meth, officials said on November 1, 2018.

The parents were taken to the hospital as a precaution, but no kids ate the tainted candy. The candy was seized and placed into evidence. They said they had eaten some of that Halloween candy, and were not feeling well.

It's not yet known which house gave out the candy. The children did not consume any candy from the wrapper in question. " neighbor James Smith told KATU".

Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug usually used as a white, bitter-tasting powder or a pill, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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