The mom of young boy in the U.K. was stunned she opened up a chocolate egg and found six potentially deadly pills, suspected to be Tramadol and MDZ, which are used to to treat severe pain, according to The Express. The pills could kill a child or put them into a coma.
Riley Apps, the boy, was eating the Minions-themed treat when he found the plastic toy inside the chocolate egg.
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Sophie Brown told the paper: “He came running through and said ‘mummy can you open it’ because he had tried and wasn’t able to.”
“I look down and it contained six tablets.”
”When I saw them I couldn’t believe it. I wrapped them up and took them to the police.”
“If he had been able to open it himself it could have been lethal.”
West Yorkshire Police told the paper: “Tests have been conducted on the substances found within the confectionery product. The substances were found to be over-the-counter medication.”
Brown told The Metro: “I’m told that the one with MDZ on the side it used in palliative care and it is given to patients to make them more comfortable and relaxed.”
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The egg is believed to be a fake Minions brand, but Brown believed it was a Kinder Egg product.
The London Evening Standard reported in 2016 that police found cocaine inside Kinder chocolate eggs.
“Kinder eggs containing class A drugs were seized on a number of occasions, police said,” according to the paper. “In March, a suspicious man was stopped by police as he walked towards the pub after getting out of a car. He was allegedly found in possession of a yellow Kinder egg, which contained a wrap of suspected cocaine.” Another man was found to have a Kinder egg stuffed with three wraps of cocaine, U.K. police said.
For many years, Kinder Eggs were illegal in the United States. A 1930s law banned candy with non-food objects inside, preventing the European candy from entering the country.
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