CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A white, powdery substance was discovered inside or covering “Dots” candy by two families who were trick-or-treating in the Clarksburg area, Monday night.
One child was hospitalized after suffering a burning sensation when the powder touched skin.
There has been no word on the child’s condition.
The family had apparently been going door-to-door in the Anmoore, Stonewood, and Nutter Fort areas.
Initial testing of the substance came up negative for drugs, but Clarksburg Police Chief Robbie Hilliard told MetroNews additional testing will be done.