Child Finds N14 Million Worth of Hard Drugs In Box of Toys

A child was confused after finding wrapped substance in a box of toys just purchased for him, not knowing it was meth worth $40,000 (about N14,400000).

Three Georgia women found a box of Legos in a consignment shop in Charleston, South Carolina, and figured it would be a good gift for a child back home in Statesboro, Huffpost reports.

But when the kid finally opened the box, he didn’t find any Legos ― just a bag with 3.2 pounds of methamphetamine worth around $40,000.

Bulloch County Sheriff’s Investigator Jim Riggs told the Statesboro Herald that the women didn’t know they were transporting drugs when they took the Lego box back home.

“They took it and gave it to a young child, who opened the box” and was likely very disappointed, Riggs said, adding that the intended recipients were probably even more upset.

The Lego box was shrink-wrapped to look like it came from the factory but may have been purposely sent to an incorrect address before it ended up on the consignment store’s shelves, according to The State.

Drug dealers commonly ship their products to empty or abandoned addresses, hoping to have someone pick them up, according to the Statesboro Herald.

However, the U.S. Postal Service often will not deliver to these sites since no one is there, and instead has mail carriers take the packages back to the post office for safe keeping.

Sometimes, unclaimed packages will be sold at auction, and Riggs said DEA agents believe this might be how methamphetamine ended up in the toy section of a consignment shop.

The women turned the drugs over to the sheriff’s office, which called in Drug Enforcement Administration agents to investigate how the package arrived at the consignment shop, according to WTOC TV.

According to a Facebook post from the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, no charges have been filed in the case.

Source: Huffpost

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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  1. Udogu Ogechi Victory

    Wow! The woman really tried by returning it.

  2. Onyeka Onyinye Precious

    Wow this is outrageous.

  3. Ezenwajiugo Somto Prosper

    who is thinking what am thinking

  4. Hmmm…… the woman na good Samaritan oooo

  5. Asomugha chidalu

    This woman is a good citizen

  6. Okeke linda chidiebere

    Hmmm… very good of her

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