Lake Stevens gumballs from Halloween night found to be OK

Early tests showed gumballs tested positive for a drug called PCP. No children have been harmed.

LAKE STEVENS — Gumballs handed out in Lake Stevens on Halloween that police initially said tested positive for a drug called PCP have since been found to be free of any controlled substance.

On Friday morning, students at Cavelero Mid-High showed the school resource officer their treats from the night before. The officer thought the candy looked suspicious. That’s when he tested it.

Children who had eaten the gumballs received medical care. No problems were found.

The candy then was sent to the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab for further testing which came back negative for drugs.

“We are relieved there is no longer an immediate concern,” the police department wrote in a press relase Friday evening.

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