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Posted: October 21, 2015

Police warn if you get these in your trick-or-treat bag, they're not candy

Experts say threat is overblown

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

JACKSON, Miss. —

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Police are posting warnings for this Halloween, telling parents to look closely at what children bring home after trick-or-treating.

The Jackson Police Department posted a photo on its Facebook page of what appears to be candy with images of dice, superheroes and movie companies, but that is in reality pills that could be dangerous if a child ingests them, WLBT reported. The image has since been removed from the police department's Facebook account.

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The items are actually shaped Ecstasy, WLBT reported.

The fear of children getting the pills, the idea of putting a cartoon character, or kid-friendly image on the drugs is not anything new, Snopes.com reported.

Snopes also found there has been no reports of a child actually receiving the drugs in their trick-or-treat candy.

Police suggest "When in doubt, throw it out" when it comes to kids' Halloween candy.

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