WCSD warns of candy collected from Langford Farms

Authorities have confirmed another report of a needle found in Halloween candy collected from the Langford Farms subdivision in Mt. Juliet.

Wilson County Sheriff's Department Lt. Scott Moore confirmed a second complaint was reported the day after Halloween of tampered Halloween candy, the first of which was reported on Oct. 31.

“We had a second complaint shortly after Halloween of a needle being found in candy that was collected on Halloween night,” Moore said. “The complainant stated to deputies that his child discovered a needle in a candy bar during school and reportedly told the School Resource Officer.”

Moore said the report on the incident states later that night, the child came downstairs of his home to report to his father he had located another needle.

“According to the report, the only area that the child went trick-or-treating in was the Langford Farms subdivision,” Moore said.

Moore said all of the child’s candy was taken into custody, and much like the first piece of tainted candy, has been sent to the TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) for analysis of the wrapper.

“Many times, a lot of candy is collected on Halloween, and therefore, may last for several weeks,” said Moore.

“We urge all parents who trick-or-treated in this particular area to be vigilant and to check each piece of candy. We will continue to look for leads for each of these cases and if there is anyone out there with information, to please contact our office.”

On Oct. 31 a Mt. Juliet mother called Wilson County Sheriff Office deputies about a needle found in her child’s candy, a Life Saver Gummies treat, collected on Halloween. Her child collected candy in the Langford Farms subdivision in Mt. Juliet and in Davidson County.

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