New London police: No evidence parade candy was tampered with

New London police say they received calls following Saturday's parade, raising concerns that some of the candy may have been tampered with. (WLUK)

NEW LONDON, Wis. (WLUK) -- The candy handed out at a New London parade last month did not show evidence of tampering, police say.

Authorities received 10 complaints from people reporting numbness or rash-like symptoms after eating candy handed out during the city's St. Patrick's Day parade.

Investigators sent to the State Crime Lab the following candy and wrapper from the complaints: a Tootsie Roll, an Orange Tootsie Roll with a dark spot and a Twix wrapper with possible residue.

Based on the results, New London police say they cannot prove a crime was committed or that the candy was tampered with.

It is still unknown what caused the symptoms people experienced.

Police say they have not received any new reports of people having symptoms after the St. Patrick's Day celebration.


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