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Naperville Police Conclude Investigation into Tainted Gummy Candies

NAPERVILLE, Ill. —  The result of a lab analysis on the gummy candies that made several Naperville North High School students ill last December has confirmed that the candies contained cannabis.

Naperville Police were called to the school on December 6, 2016 for a report that several students ate gummy candies that may have contained an unknown substance, making the students both uncomfortable and sick. As a precaution, some were transported to a local hospital to receive medical attention.

Four juveniles are being processed through the juvenile court system for the delivery of a substance containing cannabis. These individuals include two 17-year-old males, one 16-year-old male and one 14-year-old female. Another 16-year-old male was cited for possession of cannabis.

The public is reminded that these candies were NOT store bought and appear to have been homemade. There is no risk to store bought candy reference this investigation. This concludes the investigation.


About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.