Suffolk County Police say 5-year-old was hospitalized for eating cannabis-infused Halloween candy

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Police say child in Suffolk County was hospitalized for eating cannabis-infused gummies
Suffolk County Police say a child was allegedly hospitalized for eating cannabis-infused candy.

SUFFOLK COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) -- Suffolk County Police are reminding parents to check their children's Halloween candy.

Their latest warning comes after a 5-year-old from Shirley was treated at a hospital for allegedly eating cannabis-infused gummies.

Police say the child received the candy while trick-or-treating.

The gummies were in packaging with similar branding to Starburst candy, and the candy was clearly labeled as medicated and containing cannabis.

Officials say the re-sealable package had been previously opened, but the packaging did not appear to be tampered with.