Father Charged After Son Tested Positive for Meth, Halloween Candy Not to Blame

The case regarding 5-year-old Braylen Carwell who suffered a seizure due to ingesting methamphetamine after trick-or-treating is now closed after law enforcement discovered his father was in possession of drugs and tempered with evidence. 

November 2, 2018

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Last week, news broke that 5-year-old Braylen Carwell was hospitalized due to ingesting methamphetamine shortly after trick-or-treating in Galion, Ohio. The Washington Post reported Carwell suffered a seizure that authorities believed to be linked to “laced” Halloween candy or fake vampire teeth. Fox 8 Cleveland is now reporting that the boy’s father, Cambray Carwell, has been charged with tampering with evidence and possession of drugs.

The boy’s mother, Julia Pence told WSYX of the accident, “The left side of his face was just droopy and then he fell and then he couldn’t move his left arm. And he didn’t know where he was, he didn’t know what he was doing.”

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The Galion Police Department immediately went into high alert warning others to proceed with Halloween festivities cautiously as they search for answers:

After the Galion Police Department sent in all of Carwell’s Halloween candy and toys for lab testing and found no signs of foul play, Galion officers searched the family’s home with the help of K-9 Basco where they found paraphernalia, marijuana, and methamphetamine, according to Fox 8 Cleveland.

It’s still unclear to law enforcement how Carwell ingested the methamphetamine, but they are confident it had nothing to do with trick-or-treating. Thankfully, Carwell is expected to make a full recovery.

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