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November 5, 2013
Candy tainted with meth may have sickened toddler
NBC Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A piece of Halloween candy that may have sickened a Southern California toddler tested positive in preliminary tests for methamphetamine, in the second case of a child being sickened by meth possibly because of their trick-or-treat take-home, authorities said Monday.
Those results are now being sent to the U.S. Department of Justice, which will conduct further tests on the possibly tainted Smarties that may have landed a 2-year-old boy in the hospital.
Results from the federal agency’s tests could take months to complete.