It's probably been the most talked about post on Facebook in Drumheller so far this month.
 
Earlier this week, a local mother posted that she had found a sewing needle in a chocolate bar that her son had picked up while trick or treating in Newcastle on Halloween Eve. 
 
"She did report it to police, fortunately, so we're investigating that and at this point, we're asking if anyone else has encountered anything similar, to please come forward to police," stated Staff Sergeant Kevin Charles, who heads up the Drumheller RCMP.
 
"At this point, we can't say if it was intentional or if it's from the factory," he admitted. "It's still under investigation, but to date, that's the only incident we've had brought forward to us."
 
While cases are reported each year in cities like Calgary or Edmonton, it has been quite a while since anyone in Drumheller came across tampered Halloween candy and Charles hopes it's not the start of something. In the meantime, he has these words of advice.
 
"If there is a crime or something you suspect is a crime, please bring it forward to police as opposed to letting it sit on social media. It's important that we can get going right away on our investigation."
 
You can contact Drumheller RCMP at the detachment, 403-823-7590 or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
 
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