An 11 year old kid got a used copy of GTA V, opened it up, and got a lot more than he bargained for. GTA just got real.
Inside the game’s case was a little baggie filled with meth. Let’s be real, who hasn’t used a game case as a hiding spot at one point or another? Although most of us weren’t hiding freaking CRYSTAL METH and then trading the game in so that a child would end up with them. Someone out there is a very upset mother, and an even more upset junkie.
Here’s a rundown from the mother’s Facebook post:
Today i took my son to gamestop in Tallahassee to trade in games and get some new ones. When he opened the booklet inside one of the pre owned games he ( MY ELEVEN YEAR OLD SON!!!!!!!) found this. A baggie of fucking meth! 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 and said what is this?
Was this an accident, or is Gamestop branching out to test some new business models to make up for all of the digital downloading that people do nowadays?
Here’s a report filed by officers who were called to the scene, as obtained by Kotaku:
A regrettable google search revealed that the street value of the drugs is close to $500.
Those “M” ratings on games are no joke, but this isn’t even the first time this has happened. Gamestop needs to get their act together and stop accidentally selling drugs to children. They probabally only paid about $1.50 for the trade-in, too. Gamestop also issued a response to Kotaku, as follows:
“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.”
That’s right, it talks about how diligently they work with a thorough process when it comes to vetting their used games. Apparently a baggie sitting right there in the instruction booklet doesn’t raise any red flags, though. In other news, Gamestop may soon be reporting a shortage of used copies of GTA V…