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MCSO: Reports of 'contaminated candy' found in the west Valley

Posted at 8:51 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 21:14:10-04

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ — Authorities have issued a warning to parents Halloween night after receiving reports of 'contaminated candy' in the West Valley.

Around 8:30 p.m, officials with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said their west district had received "several reports of candy that appears to be contaminated."

An MCSO spokesperson said two reports have come in from the Litchfield Park area. The candy appears to be homemade, but authorities say they have yet to determine what the candy was contaminated with.

MCSO is encouraging parents to check all candy before consumption for the safety of the community and to report any suspicious items found to your local law enforcement agency.

According to MCSO, this is an active investigation.

Stay with ABC15 and for updates on this developing story.