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7-Year-Old Gets Pills, Not Toy, From Dispenser: Police

The toy dispensing machines have since been removed

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    Police in New Hampshire say a 7-year-old girl inserted coins into a toy dispenser and received a plastic capsule filled with medications for blood pressure and kidney stones.

    Rochester Police Capt. Jason Thomas said Tuesday the girl put a quarter into the machine for the third time at a pizza restaurant on Friday when it spit out a container that had at least three pills where the toy should have been.

    Thomas says two of the pills were blood pressure medication; the third was a capsule of medication to treat kidney stones.

    He says the machine is owned by an out-of-state vendor. Authorities are working with the vendor to determine how the medications got into the machine.

    Thomas says the toy dispensing machines have been removed since the incident.