In recent years, the prospect of having illegal narcotics dropped into the bags of trick-or-treaters has become a real danger.
An Ohio boy was reportedly sickened by a trick-or-treat candy tainted with what is suspected to be methamphetamine in Galion, which held trick-or-treating on Sunday evening.
The Galion (OH) Police Department posted to Facebook a statement saying, "We currently have an open case in reference to a question as to whether there was some candy given out in Galion that may have been 'laced' with something."
The boy had been taken to the hospital after he suffered a suspected seizure. The boy's mother reportedly said that the left side of the boy's face was "droopy and he couldn’t move his left arm."
Meanwhile—nearly 800 miles due south of Galion—the Dublin (GA) Police Department posted images to its Facebook page showing methamphetamine pills that are "stamped and resembled to look like specific candies," the department said.
"Please look through your child(rens) candies during this holiday season. Any suspicions, please call our office or 911 to report," the post said. "If shared with other counties, please contact your local police department or Sheriff's Department," Dublin PD said.
The boy in Ohio has since been treated and released from the hospital—he is expected to be OK.