Heroin found in Halloween candy bag

Police in a southern New Jersey town are investigating after a parent found a bag of what is suspected to be heroin in her child's sack after a Halloween event.

The trunk or treat party was held Friday at the Shore Family Success Center in Middle Township. The center provides family support services and the event was promoted as a "fun-filled night."

The child did not ingest the substance.

According to Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland, this was one isolated incident but the laboratory analysis indicated the substance inside the bag tested positive for heroin.

Police urged parents to check their children's candy bags and do not let them consume any candy until a thorough inspection has been completed after returning home.

If you and or anyone you know comes into contact with or has any information regarding suspicious candy, please contact your local police department.