Tainted Halloween candy: What's behind the urban legend?

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Rumors of evil-doers handing out tainted candy to unsuspecting trick-or-treaters have been around for decades. Parents around the country warn their children and comb through their Halloween hauls looking out for treats containing poison, razors or drugs.

However, tales of tainted Halloween candy seem to be nothing more than urban legend.

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