Menominee Nation tribal police and young trick-or-treaters in Keshena, Wisconsin, on October 29, 2017. Photo: Menominee Indian Tribe
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Menominee Nation hosts 'safe' trick-or-treating event after disturbing incident

The Menominee Nation is hosting a "safe" trick-or-treating event on its reservation in Wisconsin after tribal police discovered a suspicious substance in a child's candy bag.

A parent found a small package in the bag after a different trick-or-treating event on Sunday. The package tested positive for methamphetamine, the police department said in a post on Facebook.

"Our community is dismayed by this senseless act that thankfully did not end in tragedy," Chairman Gary Besaw said in a press release on Monday. "This is not the face of Menominee."

Parents were urged to check candy bags and no other incidents have surfaced since Sunday. For those wishing to get rid of any candy or bags from Sunday, tribal police have set up dispersal stations on the reservation.

The tribe is also welcoming the community to the College of Menominee Nation for a new trick-or-treating event on Tuesday.

"Drugs are not who we are as a community or as a tribe and it is important to us that our children know that," an announcement for the event reads.

Read More on the Story:
Menominee Nation holds Trick-or-Treat Event. (WeAreGreenBay.Com October 31, 2017)
Menominee Tribe sets up candy disposal sites after meth discovery (WBAY October 30, 2017)
Crystal meth found in trick-or-treat bag on Wisconsin Indian reservation (WLUK October 30, 2017)
Meth found in Halloween candy on Menominee Indian Reservation (FOX6 October 30, 2017)
Meth found in Halloween candy in Menominee (WGBA October 30, 2017)