Officials: Third Party May Have Tampered with Halloween Candy

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UPDATE: An official with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office says investigators are looking into the possibility of a third party tampering with Halloween candy.

The official says there was one report of candy being tampered with; it had a pin in it. There are no other reports of tampered-with candy.

After searching the area where the trick-or-treater visited, investigators found a possible lead. The official says investigators are looking into a bucket of candy that was placed on the front porch of a house; the homeowners were not home at the time. Candy in this bucket may have been tampered with by a third party, according to the official.

The area was narrowed down to the Olive Branch and Royal Oaks area of the Southwest Meadows area in Fernley, according to the official with the Lyon County's Sheriff's Office.

Officials say they don't have a person of interest. Anyone with information is urged to call 775-463-6620.

FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) - A sheriff's investigation is under way after two trick-or-treaters reported receiving tampered candy Thursday night in the same subdivision in northern Nevada.

Lyon County sheriff's Lt. Shawn Klanton says he's investigating reports of a pushpin and a plastic utensil being found in candy bars handed out in the Southwest Meadows subdivision in Fernley, some 30 miles east of Reno.

He says the department is taking the reports seriously but it's hard to say whether any arrests will be made at this time.

Fernley-area parents are being asked to carefully check candy for tampering.

Klanton says he hopes to release more details about the tampered candy later Friday.

The subdivision is located near Fernley High School south of downtown Fernley