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CHECK YOUR CANDY: Cortland Police Find Sewing Needles in Packs of Licorice

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Cortland Police this evening (November 1) responded to a report of Halloween candy tampering involving a city woman finding sewing needles in two separate packs of Twizzlers.

In one package, a needle was found outside the candy and plainly visible. In the other, one was stuck within a piece of licorice.

The woman reported to police that her children obtained all of their candy from the building at 51 Port Watson Street in Cortland, located at the intersection of Church Street and Port Watson Street.

There are over 100 individual apartments within the building. No specific apartments were identified from which the children had obtained the licorice.

“Investigation into the incident is ongoing and the origin of the needles in the packages is unknown,” said Detective Lieutenant Michael Strangeway. “This is an isolated incident and there is no indication of exactly where the tampering occurred.”

Police advise parents to be vigilant about always checking candy carefully before anyone consumes it.

They also ask that members of the community report anything they deem suspicious to authorities.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact City Police at (607) 758-8311.

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