30 Bags of Skittles Pulled From Shelves After Girl, 4, Sickened by Candy, Oxycontin Mixture

Tampa authorities say a 4-year-old girl was treated in a hospital after eating candy that was tainted with Oxycontin

The girl was with her grandparents, driving home Monday from Tampa International Airport, when she became lethargic. They took her to a hospital where she was treated and later released.

Authorities say deputies found several pills mixed in with the Skittles, and say the bag had been resealed. Airport police Chief Paul Sireci says officers pulled about 30 bags of Skittles off store shelves as a precaution.

Sireci says it's possible someone gave the candy to the girl, or she picked up a bag from a bench.

A spokesman for Wrigley, which makes Skittles, told WFTS TV in Tampa they were cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation.


Information from: WFTS-TV, http://www.wfts.com/