Pawhuska Candy Scare: Lab Test Results Negative For Methamphetamine Presence

A sweet, sugary treat turned into a bigger concern for law enforcement in Pawhuska.

Thursday, February 29th 2024, 4:07 pm

By: News On 6, Jayden Brannon


Concerns about some suspicious candy being passed around in Pawhuska have mostly been laid to rest, according to the Osage and Pawnee District Attorney.

District Attorney Mike Fisher said the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has laboratory-tested nearly all of the candy and "all have come back negative for the presence of any controlled dangerous substances."

Previously, Pawhuska Police reported that they had reason to believe that some suckers and rock candy that was being handed out in the city for Valentine's Day may have methamphetamine in it. District Attorney Fisher said hundreds of people around town received the candy and wanted them to know it may be harmful.

Previous Story: Some Candy In Pawhuska May Be More Harmful Than It Looks

"It didn't go through a grocery store, it didn't go through a convenience store, it didn't come out of a restaurant, it came from an individual, then our first thought is, is this a dangerous situation for the public," he said. 

Fisher said Pawhuska police tested the candy, and the initial test showed traces of methamphetamine. He said The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics tested the candy next, with negative results. The candy was then sent to OSBI for more extensive testing and those results came back negative on Thursday.


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