Orange pills found in Terrace, B.C. vending machine

RCMP now investigating the incident

Terrace RCMP are asking the public to be wary of unknown pills following an incident involving a vending machine.

On May 22, 2017 Terrace RCMP received a report of suspicious orange pills discovered after a child used a vending machine to purchase candy.

Some of the pills were consumed, but no one was injured as a result. Police seized the remaining pills for investigation. No similar reports have been received at this time.

Police would like to remind parents and children to be careful before consuming anything suspicious.

At this time, it’s unknown how or why the pills ended up in the vending machine, said Terrace RCMP Constable Crystal Evelyn.

“Police take this matter seriously and are investigating. In the meantime, this serves as a good reminder to be aware of anything we are consuming, even if comes from a trusted or packaged source,” she said.

“Have that conversation with your children about looking at their food and questioning anything that looks suspicious.”

If you have information about crime contact the Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then in the body of your text message type TERRACE, followed by your tip information.