Written By: Friday, November 3rd 2017

It’s been confirmed by Health Canada that a pill found in a child’s candy in Barrie was Melatonin. The supplement is typically taken to counter the effects of jet lag or to get your sleep schedule back in order. It can be purchased over the counter at any pharmacy or health food store.

That still doesn’t explain how it got into a piece of kids candy. Police were notified when a parent found the pill in candy collected by an 11-year-old on Halloween.
The boy had collected the candy near Cundles Rd west near Emma King Elementary School.

Police remind parents that they should be checking their kid’s candy for any foreign objects or tampering.

Anyone with information on this incident or a similar incident is asked to contact Sergeant Berriault of the Barrie Police Service Criminal Investigation Services at 705-725-7025, ext.2518 or, dberriault@barriepolice.ca or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com