Keeping Halloween safe in Macon County

By Kelly Rich

Trick or Treating for Macon County will be held on Monday evening, October 31, 2016. Tennessee’s curfew law for minors (under 18) is 11:00 p.m. The City of Lafayette is asking that all Trick or Treating be finished by 8:30 p.m.

The Macon County Justice Center will be helping to put the parents of trick or treaters at ease by offering the use of the facilities x-ray machines and inspecting candy that has been given out by the community. On Monday from approximately 5-7 p.m. candy can be inspected to make sure it hasn’t been tampered with in any way. “We know there are many good people in Macon County that love to give out candy to the children, but in today’s times with the dangers of drugs, we feel like to would be safe to have the candy checked out before the children eat it,” said Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons.

Gammons also warned trick or treaters not to go to homes that do not have their lights on. “The parents should know that some of the homes with the lights off may be sex offenders,” Gammons said. “The offenders are not allowed to hand out candy and their lights are suppose to be off. If anyone does recognize or know of anyone that is a sex offender and giving out candy, please notify the Macon County Sheriff’s Department.”

Gammons is also asking that due to recent activities with clown incidents that adults do not dress as clowns.

By Kelly Rich

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