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Hercules Parent Finds Bag Of Methamphetamine Among Daughter's Halloween Candy

HERCULES (CBS SF) -- A parent in Hercules made a startling discovery Monday when he found a small bag of methamphetamine among his daughter's Halloween candy, a police sergeant said.

Police said the father reported finding the drugs this morning while going through the bag of candy collected by his 8-year-old daughter while trick-or-treating on Halloween night.

The father reported that he had taken his daughter trick-or-treating Friday night in the city's Promenade community, an area near the San Pablo Bay comprised of Sycamore and Railroad avenues, Promenade, Earnest, Main and Park streets and Taraya Terrace.

Police said the man gave a responding officer the small Ziploc plastic bag, which contained a white powdery substance. The substance later tested positive for containing meth and weighed about 0.1 grams without packaging, according to police.

Even without testing it, police were pretty sure about what they had.

"Pretty instantly, I mean it's something we see a lot, methamphetamine," Sergeant Ezra Tafesse said.

Hercules police are asking for help and encouraging parents to check their children's bags of Halloween candy for any illegal substances.

"It wouldn't be easy for us to try to locate the person who did this unless we had a little bit more to go on," Tafesse said.

If any suspected drugs are found, citizens are asked to call Hercules police at (510) 799-8260 or Pinole-Hercules police dispatch at (510) 724-1111.

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