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Mexico Man Charged in Candy Tampering Incident

OSWEGO – A Mexico man has been charged in connection with the candy tampering incident on Halloween.

At 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 3, sheriff’s deputies charged Jeffrey C. Beardslee, 58, of 26 S. Jefferson St., Mexico, with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor.

The arrest stems from an investigation where rocks were found inside a candy box by parents of a trick-or-treater.

Beardslee allegedly tampered with Halloween candy in the town of Mexico.

He is scheduled to appear in Town of Mexico Court on Nov. 27.