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Shelby County Parents Warned About Alcohol Laced Candy

Posted at 11:44 AM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 18:20:53-04

SHELBY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Parents in Shelby County are worried about what showed up in some trick-or-treat bags Tuesday night.

The Simpsonville Police put out a warning on their Facebook page:

In the Rolling Ridge Subdivision there was at least one report of someone handing out candy that’s possibly laced with alcohol.

It could’ve been an honest mistake, or not, but just to be safe parents should always scour their kids’ Halloween candy.

One Simpsonville resident found it in her child’s stash and it may not only look like a bottle of booze, but it could be laced with alcohol.

The subdivision held trick or treating Tuesday and many of its residents will now spend the day sifting though candy bags.

“I hate to think the kids could get something like that,” said Amanda Miller, a resident of the neighborhood. “And be a danger to them. And we’ve got 3 boys; right here, and a 5-year-old and 3-year-old. So we gotta be careful.”

Miller said she has a big project now this afternoon; sifting though bags for three of her children to see if anything looks suspicious.

If there is anything with alcohol, she says her husband will have it.