Candy sent to crime lab after health issues ariseSubmitted: 03/19/2018
NEW LONDON - New London police have sent pieces of candy from a St. Patrick's Day parade to the State Crime Laboratory to see if it's tainted.

Police warned people not to eat candy they got at Saturday's parade over concerns it may be contaminated. They received about 10 complaints about children and others developing temporary numbness or rash since Saturday.

Authorities sent a Tootsie Roll from one complainant to the lab for testing. No one has been hospitalized as a result of eating the candy.

Story By: Associated Press

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