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Mich. Mother Finds Xanax In Preschooler's Easter Egg

A 4-year-old preschooler brought home plastic Easter eggs after a school event. Her mother says she found a generic Xanax pill inside one egg.
Posted at 4:20 PM, Apr 18, 2014

Police in Michigan are investigating how a preschooler ended up bringing home a plastic Easter egg containing a generic Xanax pill. (Via WXYZ)

Police say a 4-year-old girl obtained the egg when she attended an Easter egg hunt at an elementary school Wednesday. Her mother reportedly found the medication when she opened the eggs at home. (Via WJBK)

The medication is generally used to treat anxiety and panic disorders in adults, and police say it could have harmed the unsuspecting young child, who thankfully didn't eat it. Other parents have expressed their concerns.

"It is scary that that's going around an elementary school, for sure." (Via WXYZ)

The school's superintendent tells The Macomb Daily each child was instructed to bring in candy-filled eggs and then tape the eggs shut.

It's currently unclear how the pill got inside the egg, but parents and volunteers reportedly donated the eggs for the class event. Police are trying to determine whether the pill was put in the egg at school or outside of school before the event. (Via WXYZ)

Police Chief Donald Glandon tells WWJ-TV he thinks the incident was "intentional and criminal," but it's still too early to identify a possible suspect.

Police say no other parents reported finding anything unusual in their eggs.