When I buy a used copy of a video game, I expect all of the extra codes printed on cards to have already been used. I typically expect some minor wear and tear on the case and disc. I never expect a bag of the stuff they made on Breaking Bad. That’s what a kid in Florida found in a used copy of Grand Theft Auto V. A bag of meth.
The 11-year-old boy’s mom posted the story on Facebook. Heads up for some written profanity.
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?
Kotaku has more details on the report, found in the source below, including a statement from GameStop after this incident.
“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.”
Their process “fell short?” I’d say that’s the case, yes. If the kid tried to trade in the meth, he’d probably get way less than street value.