A Sacramento girl opened a piece of her Halloween candy Sunday morning to find two unmarked, white pills shoved into it.
Mya Ogg, 11, says she enjoys Halloween as much as any kid, but after seeing pills in her candy, she says she no longer wants to go trick-or-treating.
“I was disappointed because the people that are doing it, they don’t know how much harm they could do to the kids,” she said.
“It’s unbelievable that somebody would actually try to give this to a child,” said Myca Blount, Mya’s older sister.
The family has no idea what type of pills were in the candy or whether they are potentially harmful.
Blount took Mya trick-or-treating in the Soaring Oaks neighborhood of Elk Grove, near the intersection of Bruceville Road and Elk Grove Boulevard.
The family always does a candy check after Halloween, but it was Mya herself who caught the oddity.
“It looked already opened, so I unwrapped it and I saw the pills,” Mya said.
“You can’t really even feel it, you can’t feel the pills unless you open it to see it’s in there,” Blount said.
“In the last 10 years since we’ve been an agency, I haven’t heard of anything like this happening,” said Elk Grove Police Public Information Officer Chris Trim.
Police say though cases like this are rare, parents need to be diligent.
“Hopefully parents are being responsible and inspecting candy any time they have their kids go out trick-or-treating,” Trim said.
Though she’s only 11, Mya has a mature understanding of how dangerous this situation could’ve been.
“I was shocked, I wasn’t that much scared, but I was shocked that somebody would do that to endanger a kid’s life. And not only me, he could’ve handed it out to plenty of other kids,” Mya said.
Before they try to find out where the pills came from, police will find out what they are. Mya’s family hopes there aren’t many others like them who have to ask those questions.
The family says they’ve filed a police report. Trim says Elk Grove Police can decipher what type of pills was found in the candy once they are in police custody.