The Bay County Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint this afternoon in reference to a candy bar that appeared to have been tampered with before being given away on Halloween.
The candy bar was found in a bag of Halloween candy by the parent of a child that had been trick or treating on Halloween in the Grand Lagoon Shores II area on Panama City Beach. The streets are Clearwater Drive, Sand Dollar Drive, Fan Coral Drive, Rose Coral Drive, and Grand Lagoon Shores Drive, all of which are in the unicorporated areas of Panama City Beach.
The capsule was described as brown in color, displaying the letters and numbers MYLAN 2302. Narcotics officers from the BCSO Special Investigations Division responded and the capsule was identified as Prazosin Hydrochloride 2 mg., a prescription medication typically administered for high blood pressure. The capsule has been sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for complete analysis.
All parents are urged to inspect any Halloween candy before allowing children to eat it. Please check wrappers for signs of any tampering. If anyone suspects their children's candy has been tampered with, please report this immediately to local law enforcement.
Prepared by R. Corley
Information by Capt. F. Bell and Inv. G. Schell