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JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson, Mississippi Police Department sharing a strong warning for parents. Check your child’s Halloween candy for Ecstasy!

Just take a look at their post below.

Clearly, the pills could be mistaken for candy. But, police warn, it’s really just a new shape for the drug. Ecstasy could kill children in the event of an overdose.

The police department reminds everyone, “When in doubt, throw it out!”

Some commenters on the department’s Facebook page claimed this concern was unfounded. According to, there is some truth to this warning, and some false information as well.