Gumball Surprise: Pills, not candy

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New Hampshire mom says restaurant's gumball machine gave her daughter a plastic egg filled with adult medication.

(WHDH) A New Hampshire mother said she is still in shock after she put a quarter in a gumball machine and got a plastic container of pills in return.

Seven-year-old Allyson Jones’s grandmother gave her a quarter to use the gumball machine Friday night at the Rochester House of Pizza. Allyson’s mother, Courtney Jones, said when the prize came out of the machine, she saw there was no toy inside.

“When I saw it come down, I saw it wasn’t a toy,” said Jones. “I thought it was candy.”

Upon closer inspection, Allyson’s grandmother said the container had medication inside. They called police, who confirmed that the plastic container did contain pills.

“The pills weren’t narcotics, not controlled drugs,” said Rochester Police Lt. Todd Pinkham. “They appeared to to be blood pressure pills from the size, the color and the imprint on the pill itself.”

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