Father of child who tested positive for meth facing charges


GALION, OH (WCMH) – Police in Galion have arrested the father of a 5-year-old child who tested positive for methamphetamine earlier this week. The incident set off a community-wide scare of possible tainted Halloween candy.

Cambray Carwell,24, of Galion, was charged with tampering with evidence and possession of drugs after a search of his apartment turned up drugs including methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Galion police say a urine sample collected from Carwell tested positive for methamphetamine.

Police say Carwell’s son was hospitalized Sunday afternoon shortly after the community’s annual Trick or Treat. The boy tested positive for methamphetamine and Carwell suggested tainted Halloween candy might be to blame.

Chief Brian Saterfield said Friday that story didn’t hold up. “We have not gotten any additional calls, we have not gotten any reported being sick or having any ill feelings,” Saterfield said.

Saterfield says he hopes Carwell’s arrest will calm the fears of the community.

“We stand by the fact that the candy was not the problem,” Saterfield said. “How he ingested it, we don’t know, we can’t definitely say yet and we’re not sure that we’re going to be able to get to the bottom of that…but we don’t believe it was anything that he got door to door.”

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