Halloween is the kids’ favorite season. They get to put on fun costumes, go around trick or treating with friends and hoard as many candies.
However, for the case of Julia Pence’s five-year-old Braylen Carwell, this has been the scariest that has ever happened. Now the mother of the child is warning other parents to make sure the candies their kids get are indeed candies.
This is after seeing Braylen having a seizure when he came home from a Sunday afternoon trick-or-treating.
“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,” the mother recalled.
Braylen was said to have only eaten a couple pieces of candy and played with a toy vampire teeth before he began having a seizure. The young boy was then taken to the hospital, where doctors discovered that he was on methamphetamines.
Thankfully, Braylen turned out fine. However, his mom said that he is still suffering from the effects of the drugs. The police took all of Braylen's candy as well as the fake teeth for testing at Mansfield Police Department's crime lab.
“You can tell he is still coming down from it,” Pence added. “Because one minute he is all hyper and the next minute he is tired."
Nevertheless, Pence is just happy that her son is fine.
"So, I am counting my blessings that I got to bring my son home okay and alive last night,” she said.
As for the police, the candies are still under investigation.
“Right now, there’s nothing specific,” Galion Police Chief Brian Saterfield said. “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 took the warning on their Facebook page to inform parents about the potential dangers.
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.
Now, the Galion Police Department ended up organizing the Trick or Treat for the kids to ensure 100% safety.
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