Checking for tricks in your treats

Halloween candy, after being scanned

After a full night of collecting treats, the Lucas County Sheriffâ??s Office was checking the candy for objects that would be harmful to eat.

This is the 16th year the Sheriffâ??s Office have checked Halloween candy.

John Tharp, a Major with the Lucas County Sheriffâ??s Office, commented about the kinds of objects, â??anything that can harm someone, metal that they could swallow.â??

When families came in with a bag of candy to be checked, officers would scan the candy with an x-ray machine. The officers would check to see if any foreign objects are mixed in with the candy.

After being scanned, children are able to pick another piece of candy, offered by the Sheriffâ??s Office.

Books for Buddies teamed up with the Lucas County Sheriffâ??s Office. Books for Buddies gave each child, whose candy was checked, a book to take home.

Tharp said, â??fortunately, we have never ever found any foreign objects in the candyâ?¦we have been fortunate that nothing has been found. We are hoping we do not find anything. It is just a safeguard.â??