Check For In Halloween Candy - Parents Warned

Local and state authorities warn parents to be vigilant about narcotics or other contaminants in Halloween candy.

Especially after an attempt to smuggle approximately 12,000 fentanyl pills hidden inside candy bags and boxes at Los Angeles International Airport.

With Halloween approaching, parents should check their kids' candy and not let them eat anything until it's been inspected, the LA County Sheriff's Department advised.

The department also said that fentanyl pills such as the ones that were found at LAX on October 19 are often made in different colors and are sometimes hidden in candy wrappers.

Although we don't believe children are the target of these smugglers, we want you to be vigilant to ensure illicit products haven't been mixed in with your children's candy, authorities said.

Other recommendations include: Trick or treating in groups, whenever possible accompanied by parents or responsible adults

Approaching only well-lit homes with porch lights on; and discarding open candy packages or any other treat that appears suspicious.

The California Department of Public Health warned parents about hemp-derived products containing THC, which can look like gummies, lollipops, and brownies.

Children who eat these products may have sleepiness, fatigue, diarrhea, toddler seizures, slurred speech, vomiting, or breathing problems.