Another Claim Of Candy Tampering In Barrie

Piece of metal found in Tootsie Roll


There’s been another report of tampered Halloween candy. A 13-year-old boy in northeast Barrie told police he found a metal object in an individually wrapped piece of Tootsie Roll. It had not been ingested. The boy had been trick-or-treating along Arthur, Jones, Radenhurst, Buchanan, Johnston, Hickling and Kinzie. Parents in those areas urged to check what’s left of their kids’ candy. The first reported case in Barrie involved a melatonin pill being shoved into a piece of Tootsie Roll in the area of Cundles and Livingstone. Anyone with information on this incident or anyone who locates further contaminated candy is asked to contact Sergeant Berriault of the Barrie Police Criminal Investigation Services at 705-725-7025, ext.2518,, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

A sharp object was also reportedly found in candy collected by a child in Alcona. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call South Simcoe Police at 705-436-2141.


The pill found in a piece of Hallowe’en candy collected by an11-year-old Barrie boy was Melatonin. Health Canada made the confirmation for Barrie Police. It’s used to combat jet lag or as a sleep aid. The boy had been making the rounds near Emma King Elementary School in the Cundles/Livingstone West neighbourhood. Police urging parents to do a doublecheck of their kids’ candy. This pill was found in a cherry flavoured piece of Tootsie Roll.


Did you check your kids Hallowe’en candy after they got home from trick or treating Tuesday evening? Good. Now check it again. Barrie Police are investigating after an 11-year-old boy reported finding an unknown pill in his haul, inside an individually wrapped cherry-flavoured Tootsie Roll. The lad was going door-to-door in the Cundles Road area, near Emma King Elementary. Police are sending the candy off for forensic examination, and ask anyone with information to contact Sergeant Berriault of the Barrie Police Service Criminal Investigation Services at 705-725-7025, ext.2518 or,  or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at