People of interest identified in tampered candy case

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SHERMAN, Ill. (WAND) – Police have identified two people of interest after finding a blade in a piece of Halloween candy.

The metal blade was in a piece of “Reese’s Stuffed with Pieces” candy that a Sherman child collected during the holiday. Officers began investigating after they learned about it on Oct. 31 and identified the potential suspects.

Police are working to learn if the blade either came from a store-bought product that someone inserted into the candy or from a factory issue with The Hershey Company. The city previously told WAND-TV it was sending the metal piece to Hershey in an effort to find out if it came from their factory.

Officers say they compared the blade to a packet of store-bought razors during the investigation and noted similarities between them.

Investigators continue to ask parents to be careful and check Halloween candy for potential dangers. Candy that has been tampered with should always be reported to police.

The case is moving to the Sangamon County State's Attorney's Office as the investigation continues.

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