The RCMP laboratory has completed their testing on the substance seized from a child’s Halloween candy on Nov. 2, 2022, in Rocky Mountain House. Despite the initial presumptive positive test for the presence of Fentanyl, additional testing by the lab has not produced a positive tests for a controlled substance.
Officers continue to investigate this suspicious occurrence.
Original post from November 3, 2022:
Early tests on the substance completed by Alberta RCMP Forensic Identification Section has resulted in a presumptive positive test for the presence of Fentanyl.
The material is being sent urgently to the RCMP Laboratory where investigators will have further tests performed.
This presumptive test for the presence of Fentanyl is concerning. While RCMP conduct an investigation into the circumstances of this incident, RCMP further encourage parents to take extra precautions in examining all candy obtained on Halloween. Unsealed candy should be immediately disposed of. Should you find any suspicious items in your candy, please contact the Rocky Mountain House RCMP or your local Police.