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Officials, parents warn others to check Halloween candy twice

AIKEN, SC (WFXG) - Aiken Department of Public Safety officers said they haven't seen cases of tainted candy past Halloweens, but still urge caution during the holiday this year.

Throw out any candy that looks like its been opened and call the police about anything that looks suspicious, Detective Jeremy Hembree said. 

"They can contact us and we will follow up on it," Hembree said. "We will follow up on it how we feel we need to.”

Parent Randall Boler said he and his wife make sure everything they hand out Halloween night has been checked first. He said he and his wife also have a policy of only handing out pre-packaged items.

“Make sure it's wrapped and check the seal on the candy before you purchase it," Boler said. "Make sure the bag is also not open. Check the bag and also check the contents inside the bag.”

Officials said throw out any candy that you don't recognize the brand of.

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