Remember the old tradition of having your Halloween candy X-rayed?

It is still a good idea.

Before the kids are allowed to eat any candy- round them up and carpool with neighbors to the courthouse to get the loot X-rayed.

The X-ray will reveal any needles, razor blades, or metal filings in the treats.

Is there a test for weed killer or rat poison? Ask about it.

Cold War era ritual lives on:


Greene County, Ohio

“Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer said the X-ray machine will allow deputies to check for some foreign objects in candy.”

“However, Fischer said the sheriff’s office is not equipped with equipment to check for narcotics in the candy.”

“The Greene County Sheriff’s office said the Greene County Courthouse will open at 7:30 on Sunday, for people to scan their candy through the x-ray machine, it allows deputies to check for foreign objects in the candy.”


Camden County, Missouri

“Come down to the Camden County Courthouse on October 31st for a free x-ray screening from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. The screening runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is free to the public.”


Greater participation in 2019:

X-Ray Your Halloween Candy – 2019



Halloween Safety Tips 2021

Time Is Running Out

Scary is OK for Halloween

Halloween has been moved to Thursday

Stay in your homes and wait for further instructions.


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