Police are warning parents in Esquimalt to inspect their children’s Halloween candy after one parent reportedly found smelling salt within their child’s treats.
According to the Victoria Police Department, a parent living in the 900-block of Arm Street in Esquimalt reported finding an ammonia inhalant or “smelling salts” in their child’s Halloween candy.
Ammonia inhalants or smelling salts are taken to help stimulate a person’s senses and are typically used by professional athletes.
The family had been trick-or-treating in the 900-block of Arm Street as well as the 700-block of Selkirk Avenue on Halloween night.
As a result, the department is urging anyone who went trick-or-treating in either the 900-block of Arm Street or the 700-block of Selkirk Avenue to check their child’s Halloween candy for any suspicious items.
If suspicious items are found, parents are asked to contact the department’s non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 and select extension 1 for their reporting desk.