Officials Warn Trick Or Treaters After Young Boy Tests Positive For Meth


Halloween is supposed to be a fun night full of spooky ghouls, eery witches, frightening fun and of course CANDY! But one family in Ohio they learned that not everyone in the world is looking to have fun, there are some that are looking to hurt people.

Julia Pence, the mother of five-year-old Braylen Carwell, is warning everyone to check their kid’s candy this year.  Because after coming home from trick-or-treating, Braylen began having a seizure.

“The left side of his face was just droopy and then he fell and then he couldn’t move his left arm. And he didn’t know where he was, he didn’t know what he was doing,” Pence recalled.

According to Braylen’s father, his son only had a few pieces of his candy but then played with a set of vampire teeth he had received and that when the seizure started.  Braylen was rushed to the hospital, where doctors tested him positive for methamphetamines.

All of Braylen’s candy and the fake teeth were sent to the crime lab to be tested for drugs. Luckily, Braylen is okay, but his mom says the young boy is still sustaining some side effects from the drugs.

“You can tell he is still coming down from it,” said Pence. “Because one minute he is all hyper and the next minute he is tired.”

Notwithstanding the terror, Pence is just relieved her son is okay.

“So, I am counting my blessings that I got to bring my son home okay and alive last night,” said Pence.

The police had this to say:

“Right now, there’s nothing specific,” said Galion Police Chief Brian Saterfield. “We need to narrow it down to see if there was, in fact, something that was tainted. It’s good for us and the entire community right now that we don’t have any other instances. We’re certainly hopeful that that remains.”

The police department also posted a warning about the potential dangers on their Facebook page.

As was posted a short time ago, an investigation has been started regarding a little boy getting sick tonight after Trick or Treat.We know that the area he was in was on the west side of town in the area of Arlington, Highland and Tidd. The little boy is being treated and is expected to make a full recovery.Please check your children’s candy that was received today while trick or treating. Also, please check any non-candy items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces or fake teeth.If you suspect that anything has been tampered with, please contact our department by phone so that an officer can stop and collect the items.

We are happy Braylen is getting better, it still saddens us that there are people in the world who would resort to harming children through a fun holiday or any day.


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