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South Carolina Mom Finds Syringe, Needle in Children’s Halloween Candy

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Costumed greeters hand out candy to trick-or-treaters at the White House on Oct. 29, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Costumed greeters hand out candy to trick-or-treaters at the White House on Oct. 29, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (CBS Charlotte/AP) — One South Carolina mom received a fright after taking her kids out for Halloween.

Geny Moringlane of Summerville says she found a syringe and needle in her children’s Halloween candy Monday night.

“You hear the horror stories online and on TV, but never did I think it was going to be me or my kids. Never,” Moringlane told WCSC-TV. She says the needle was not wrapped, but did have a cap over the tip of the needle.

Moringlane says she called police Monday night to report her discovery. But she doesn’t know which house added the syringe and needle to the candy.

Moringlane says police told her they could do nothing since she didn’t know where the needle was dropped into the bag.

She told the station they will be extra cautious next Halloween.

“Next year, we’ll buy our own stash when they come home with that candy. We’ll dump it and replace it this way I know where the candy came from,” she told WCSC.

Moringlane says when she talked with the Summerville police department, they told her they hadn’t received any other reports of syringes found in candy.

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