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Halloween candy not the source of methamphetamine found in Levelland boy

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By Michael Slother - email

LEVELLAND, TX (KCBD) - Lab tests done by the Texas Department of Public Safety in Lubbock confirmed candy given out at a Levelland school is not the source of methamphetamine found in a 4-year-old boy.

Now that police know Halloween candy is not to blame, they're busy working to determine exactly how 4 year old Jamie Chavez had methamphetamine in his system.

Chavez had a seizure and was taken to the hospital where blood tests found traces of the drug in his system. Levelland Police Department Detective Craig Hancock talked about the next step in the investigation.

"Right now we have interviewed the family. We're still trying to gather information on the things he did after school that day, we're also reviewing video from local businesses that they went to and seeing if he came in contact or if anyone else came in contact with the victim," said Hancock.

Hancock says Child Protective Services is also assisting in the investigation. At this time police have no reason to suspect the drug came from the child's home.

We went by the Chavez's home and they didn't want to go on camera but they did tell us they were still concerned and confused as to how their 4-year-old came into contact with the drug. They're hoping the video tapes will provide police with more information.

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