November 02, 2015

Police: South Jersey man faked story, put needles in Halloween candy himself

Officials are still investigating reports of tainted candy in N.J., Pa.

A 37-year-old Blackwood man has been charged with making a false report after police said he made up a story about allegedly finding sewing needles lodged inside Halloween candy. Police said he tampered with the candy himself.

Police told NJ.com that Robert Ledrew posted a picture on Facebook of a needle along with comments about alleged tampering with Halloween candy. The next day, officials said, he reported the alleged incident to police. 

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An investigation by Gloucester Township police resulted in Ledrew being charged.

Tampered candy, including candy with sewing needles inside, has reportedly found in other areas of New Jersey and in Kennett Square, Chester County, in Pennsylvania. Police are still investigating those incidents.

Read the full NJ.com article here.