Child in Ohio tests positive for meth after putting fake Halloween teeth in mouth

Posted at 4:39 PM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 09:56:21-04

A child in Galion, Ohio tested positive for meth on Sunday, just hours after trick or treating in the small town located between Columbus and Cleveland, WBNS-TV reported

According to the Galion Police, the boy is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a seizure. The boy reportedly was sickened after playing with fake teeth that were given to him while trick or treating. The boy's father reportedly said that the boy only had a few pieces of candy before getting sick. 

The Galion Police has not confirmed how the boy became sick from meth, and an investigation is underway. In the meantime, the police department has issued a warning to its residents. 

"We encourage parents to thoroughly check any candy your children may have received before they eat it," the Galion Police Department said. 

An expert on Halloween sadism, Joel Best, has previously said that intentional tainting of trick or treat candy is generally rare.

“There is this fear out there, and it is terribly overblown,” Best said. “They are worried that some maniac will hand them a contaminated treat, and I can’t find any evidence that has ever resulted to a death or serious injury.”