HERCULES (KRON) — An East Bay family today discovered a small bag of methamphetamine among her Halloween candy, a police sergeant said.
According to police, the 8-year-old girl’s father reported finding a white powdery substance contained in a small Ziploc plastic baggie this morning while going through the bag of candy collected on Halloween night.
The father took his daughter trick-or-treating Friday night in the city’s Promenade community, an area near the San Pablo Bay comprised of Sycamore and Railroad Avenues, Taraya Terrace, and Promenade, Earnest, Main, and Park Streets.
Police said the substance tested positive for containing meth. The small bag weighed about 0.1 grams without packaging, according to police.
“We are encouraging all Parents to conduct a thorough safety check of their children’s bags of candy to make sure they were not given any illegal drugs,” police said.
If any suspected illegal drugs are found, citizens are asked to call Hercules police at (510) 799-8260 or Pinole-Hercules police dispatch at (510) 724-1111.