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Clearwater mom finds suspicious-looking baggie with white residue in Halloween candy

A Clearwater mom says she found this in her child's Halloween candy.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Chelsea Rhodes Hindle
November 01, 2019 - 2:33 PM

A child trick or treating in Clearwater last night found something unexpected in her loot when she got home, a small plastic baggie, often used in drug transactions, with a white residue inside.

Chelsea Hindle says she and her nine-year-old daughter Alena were inspecting the treats from a night of going door to door in the small community along Highway 5 north of Kamloops when they spotted the baggie thinking it was garbage.

“It was a really small baggie with white residue in it that by the appearance it was believed to be a controlled substance, and we had a few people who said it was cocaine,” Hindle says.

The staff of Hermes symbol was repeatedly printed on the baggie, a symbol often used to represent medicine.

They also found a container with used earplugs inside.

Hindle says her daughter had been trick or treating with two other children around her age, and some teenagers who Hindle coaches at figure skating, in a part of town they had gone for years. None of the other children found anything questionable in their treat bags.

“My daughter was kind of disappointed and wondered why she was the only one with weird stuff in her candy and I have an eleven-year-old son who was kind of scared to eat his candy,” Hindle says.

Credit: FACEBOOK / Chelsea Rhodes Hindle

She said she took the baggie and earplugs to the Clearwater RCMP detachment.

She fears what could have happened if they hadn't inspected the candy.

“With the amount of residue in there, if it was something harmful, it could have done some damage especially if it was laced with something else... especially if kids think it’s candy, they (could) think it’s a pixie stick or sugar that’s in a bag and they try it.”

The items were found loose in her daughter's loot bag, so Hindle thinks it might have been an accident that could be avoided in the future.

“I’m just hoping that they didn’t mean to and that it was an accident... They could have killed somebody or somebody could’ve ended up in the hospital and been severely ill,” Hindle says. “I hope that they will read this and make sure they never do it again.”

Clearwater RCMP have not immediately responded to a request for comment.

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