Police: 7-year-old gets pills instead of toy from dispenser

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Policesay a 7-year-old girl inserted coins into a toy dispenser and received a plastic capsule filled with medications (KTRK)

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.

Watch WMUR's report above.
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