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Pin found in candy prompts warning in Clarence, Amherst

The Erie County Sheriff's Office is asking parents in parts of Amherst and Clarence to screen their children's trick-or-treating candy after a Clarence parent found a piece of metal lodged in a Nestle Crunch mini candy bar Wednesday night.

Detectives investigating said they found a pin embedded in the candy and evidence that the wrapper had been compromised, according to a press release.

Sheriff's investigators identified the following streets as areas where parents should check candy:

In Clarence – Chelsey Court and Westminster Drive

In Amherst – Forestview Drive, Crestwood Lane, Oakview Drive, Timberlane Drive and Timberlane Court.

The Sheriff’s Office is working with Kaleida Health to offer free X-rays of candy collected in those areas, officials said in a statement. Parents can bring candy to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and Great Lakes Medical Imagining on Park Club Lane in Amherst to be screened.

Investigators asked anyone who discovers a foreign object in candy to preserve the candy and contact the Erie County Sheriff’s Office at 716-858-2903.


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