Kit Kat bar containing pill found in Halloween candy

Photo Courtesy: Big Lake Police Dept.

A family checking their Halloween candy in Big Lake, Minnesota found a Kit Kat with a pill in it, according to the Big Lake Police Department.

On Monday night at about 8 p.m., when family members were examining their trick-or-treating candy, they discovered an opened Kit Kat bar that had a yellow pill partially stuck in the chocolate.

Police say the pill was not concealed and was plainly placed on top of the candy bar. Officials identified the pill as Cyclobenzaprine, which is a muscle relaxer.

Police learned the family received the candy in the subdivisions west of County Road 73 in Big Lake.

“If the intent of whoever placed the pill into the bar was to conceal it, it was a very poor attempt,” police said in a statement. 

Chief Joel Scharf said he had no received any other reports of tampered candy and believes this is a “one-off” incident.