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Sewing needle found in Hershey bar in Calvert County, police say

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CALVERT COUNTY, Md. (WJLA) - The morning after Halloween, spent decorations litter lawns and fear lingers in the upscale Cherry Lane Farms subdivision.

This needle was found in a Hershey candy bar.

At about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, a little boy reached for candy he'd just collected trick or treating. The boy felt a sewing needle into a Hershey candy bar wrapper.

“I can't believe that people would do something like that again on Halloween it's for little kids it's unsafe,” says Stephanie White a resident who lives in the area.

Calvert County investigators say things like this have happened before. They are taking this situation very seriously.

“Sometimes hoaxes sometimes people placed needles in there. We have no reason to believe that is the case here,” says Captain Steve Jones of the Calvert County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's deputies alerted residents of this neighborhood, where the tainted candy is believed to have come from, telling them to closely inspect all candy collected on Halloween.

Investigators say isolating where exactly the candy came from or how the needle got into the wrapper poses challenges.

“We are doing what we can but we don't really have anything to investigate but this strange appearance or this sewing pin in a Hershey bar,” says Dave McDowell of the Calvert County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's deputies ask anyone to tell them if they experienced anything similar.

So far, they have not heard of any more needles in candy.

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