A Florida mom recently bought her son a used copy of Grand Theft Auto V from a GameStop in Tallahassee. Kayla McAllister took to Facebook with what she discovered when her son opened the used game.
On Sunday, that GameStop location had a used game trade-off for the public. But it wasn’t until they got home and opened the game when her son found a small baggie with a white powdery substance. Confused, the kid brought it to his mother and asked what it was.
“Clearly the game was not properly checked when it was traded in and because of the carelessness, I could have lost a child. Thankfully He brought it right to us” the mother wrote in her Facebook post.
According to a report filed with the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office and obtained by Nope! News & Gossip, the mom later took the dodgy zip-lock bag to the police who tested the substance positive for methamphetamine.
Shockingly, this kind of thing has happened before at a GameStop. just a few months ago in Lake Charles, Louisiana: Back in September, an 11-year-old boy found a baggie full of drugs inside a game’s plastic case, and just like in Florida, the substance was later found to be meth.
The similarities between the two cases are so striking that McAllister started getting messages from others accusing her of being a liar who had fabricated the whole story.
GameStop has since issued a statement saying they are “extremely concerned” about what happened and have been in touch with local police to help them solve the investigation:
We are disappointed to hear about the experience one of our customers recently had when purchasing a pre-owned video game from one of our local Tallahassee, Florida stores. We work diligently to ensure the quality of our pre-owned items are like new. Unfortunately, in this circumstance our thorough process fell short. We are extremely concerned that this incident occurred, and are working with the local police department to support them in their investigation.