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More Tainted Candy Turns Up in Cumberland County

Posted November 4, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— Investigators in Cumberland County are trying to figure out where a piece of tainted Halloween candy came from.

They say a sharp metal instrument of some sort was found when 11-year-old Jasmine Tampiron bit into a Milky Way candy bar she was treated to on Halloween.

Jasmine's mother Amy Sickles says she took Jasmine to the hospital, and took the candy to police.

Jasmine was checked at the hospital, and was determined to be okay. The Sheriff's office took the candy bar and metal object into evidence.

Now, they say, they are left with trying to figure out who would endanger a child in such a manner.

After trick-or-treating for a while, Jasmine says she took her candy to an area fire department to have her candy X-rayed. Then, however, she collected some more candy before going home. It is believed she picked up the tainted candy at that time.