The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office and the Stafford County Sheriff's Office will both provide free
X-rays of any Halloween candy or food items parents may want checked.
The X-ray only detects
metallic objects hidden within an item and does not detect wood or foreign
substances, both law enforcement agencies said.
Spotsylvania deputies will be on X-ray duty in the
lobby of the General District Courts, 9111 Courthouse Rd.
Stafford deputies will X-ray from 5 - 9 p.m. at the public safety building, 1225 Courthouse Rd.
Sheriff Harris also assigned several additional units -- including bike patrol deputies, traffic division units and special details -- to supplement the Patrol and Criminal Investigative
Divisions’ regular duties on October 31.
Additional deputies will also be patrolling Stafford County neighborhoods throughout the evening.
“We will have a visible presence in our community on Halloween,” Sheriff Charles Jett said in the press release.
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