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The pill resembles chewable Advil, but state lab will test candy for illegal substances, deputies say.

VIA WCSO - The suspicious purple tablet, labeled 'Advil 100' in the bottom left of both photos, has been sent to the state crime lab for testing. The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a concerned mother in North Plains reported finding a "suspicious" pill mixed among her daughter's Halloween candy.

Deputies responded to the 10100 block of Northwest Curtis Street on Friday, Nov. 1 after receiving a call from the concerned parent about the pill she had found inside a roll of SweeTarts.

Authorities say the pill is labeled "Advil" and resembles a chewable over-the-counter tablet.

However, the pill will be tested for illegal substances by the state crime lab, as police know some illegal drug manufacturers attempt to disguise their illicit wares from law enforcement by copying actual brand names.

"The North Plains Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Office would like to remind parents to please check your child's candy obtained through trick-or-treating on Halloween," according to a news release.


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