Tainted candy in Fernley an 'isolated case'

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Updated: 11/02/2013 8:11 am
FERNLEY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - The Lyon County Sheriff's Department said today investigators believe a report of tainted Halloween candy from the Southwest Meadows subdivision is an isolated case confined to one child and two pieces of candy in the child's trick or treat bag. 

Law enforcement was called around 7:30 Halloween night after Acting Lt. Shawn Clanton said, "It was store bought candy and one of them had a piece of plastic in it which was taken out by the child.  The child ate the candy anyway.  The other piece of candy had a stick pin in it." 

Deputies searched 13 homes the child had visited while trick or treating and found nothing amiss.  They did discover one home had a bucket of candy out front where children could help themselves because the residents were not home.  Clanton said, "The possiblity of a thrid party might be tampering with that is there, but we are still looking into all possibilities and continuing to investigate.

Clanton said if you can provide any information, you are asked to call the Lyon County Sheriff's Department at 775-463-6220.   
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