Should You be Worried About Fentanyl in Halloween Candy?


Should you be careful with your halloween candy this year?

It’s almost that time of the year again. Kids go out dressed in their costumes, going door to door collecting candy. Collecting candy from strangers has always been a worry for parents. In previous years, parents have worried about poison, needles, or razor blades stuck in the candy. In 2022 parents are being cautious because of the risk that there may be fentanyl-disguised Halloween candy.

There have been news reports that a colored substance such as fentanyl was going to be hiding around in the Halloween candy. The Drug Enforcement Administration had sent out a warning to the country about the “fake pills laced with fentanyl” that have been distributed around the country and appear to look like candy. Senator Shelly Moore stated “The powerful drug cartels are coming after your kids, your neighbors, your students, your family members, and your friends. Fake pills laced with fentanyl are beginning to look like candy to lure young Americans. This is also known as rainbow fentanyl, [and can be found in] a variety of bright colors, shapes, and sizes.”

It could be dangerous for drug dealers to target children and young people with this idea. However, there is no need to worry because there is no evidence or data that proves this intention. Drug experts and experts in the field of substance claim that though fentanyl is a severe and addictive drug, people who are addicted wouldn’t give away free drugs. Halloween concerns have gone on long before fentanyl and new worries will always come about in the future.