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November 01, 2016

N.J. State Police investigating needle found in Halloween candy

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candy needle 2016 new jersey Courtesy of the New Jersey State Police /for PhillyVoice

The New Jersey State Police are warning residents to check any candy their child may have gotten during this year's Halloween celebration, after a woman found a needle in her child's candy in Commercial Township in Cumberland County.

It's a warning that parents hear every year: "make sure to check your candy" after trick-or-treating on Halloween night. 

It's a piece of advice worth remembering.

On Tuesday, New Jersey State Police reportedly found a needle in candy collected in Commercial Township, Cumberland County. 

According to state police, an unnamed mother told detectives she was going through candy collected by her child on Monday night when she discovered a sewing needle buried inside a Tootsie Roll candy. 

No suspects have been identified, but police said the investigation is active and ongoing. 

Meanwhile, state police urged parents to make sure to check their children's candy.