Police: Substance in Oak Hill Trick-or-Treat bag not heroin

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OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) –  Oak Hill Police Police Chief, Mike Whisman, said Thursday that the substance found in a child’s trick-or-treat bag tested negative for heroin. The test results from the State Police Crime Lab found that it was a derivative of marijuana. 

On Halloween night, a mother from Oak Hill found what police had initially thought to be heroin in her child’s trick-or-treat candy. Police are still investigating where the substance came from. No suspects have been identified at this time.


An investigation is underway in Fayette County, West Virginia after heroin was found in a child’s trick-or-treat bag.

Oak Hill Police Chief Mike Whisman said it allegedly happened in the Hidden Valley area.

He said several hundred children trick-or-treat in this area every Halloween. 

The child’s mother said he was checking her three-year-old’s candy when she found the drugs wrapped in a rubber glove.      

She immediately called police, and officers with the Oak Hill Police Department came to the woman’s home. 

Investigators performed a field test on the drug, and preliminary results revealed it was heroin. 

Police said they will send the substance to the State Police Crime Lab in Charleston for official confirmation.

Police said they don’t know where the drugs came from, but believe it was from a home in the Hidden Valley area. 

Officers are warning parents to be cautious and go through your children’s Halloween candy.

If you find anything suspicious, call 911.

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