It seems like GameStop pre-owned games have other items inside other than just plain old game discs and manuals.
A mother in Florida was surprised after her 11-year-old son found a small plastic bag that contained methamphetamine in a game purchased from the game store giant. This has also happened before in September 2016 when an 11-year-old purchased a game with drugs hidden inside.
Kayla McAllister said her son found a small bag full of a white substance inside the booklet of a Grand Theft Auto V game purchased from the Tallahassee GameStop branch. A police report filed with the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the bag contained 0.6 grams of meth.
GameStop insists all used games are checked before being sold, but clearly, those checks are not good enough. The fact that this has happened before suggests GameStop needs to check its used games more thoroughly.
GameStop’s Corporate Communications Director, Joey D. Mooring, released a statement addressing the incident in Tallahassee.
“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 stores. We work diligently to ensure the quality of our pre-owned items are like new,” he said. “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.”
- A small bag of meth in a GTA V game sounds like a Limited Edition purchase with GTA V extras.
- I’m not judging (well, maybe a little) but the game is not intended for 11-year-olds. Why are you letting your son play this game?
- GameStop needs to change their policies regarding this so it won’t happen again.