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Police Report Scary Discovery In Some Candy in Ventura County; Prescription Drugs

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Police are investigating a scary discovery at a Halloween themed event in Ventura County.

A parent reported that after visiting a kids “Trunk or Treating” event in Simi Valley, they discovered drugs while going through their kids candy. 

It happened Friday night.  A parent told police she took her kids to a “trunk or treating” event they found out about on Facebook.  It was in the parking lot of a closed office complex.

The parent told police when they got home, she put the candy on a counter to clean the package because of coronavirus concerns.  They say she discovered a plastic bag with the candy which contained five pills, including a Xanax pill and four oxycodone pills.

Detectives are investigating the discovery, but they say it’s why you should inspect your children’s candy if they take part in Halloween events.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.