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Center of attention: Antiestrogen pill found in Halloween candy

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A woman said she bit into a piece of her children's Halloween candy from trick-or-treating and found an antiestrogen pill inside.

Lottie Forrest told investigators that she found the pill when she bit into a soft-center caramel candy Friday evening. She called a hospital and the Greene County Sheriff's Department.

"The candy appeared normal," Detective Frank Duren said. "The wrapper was intact and there were no visible warning signs."

The pill was identified as an antiestrogen medication, which is sometimes given to women who have been treated for breast cancer. Police were contacting residents in Forrest's neighborhood.

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