An Arizona family was in shock after discovering a stash of fentanyl pills inside their daughter’s toy.
NBC News reports that the incident happened at a thrift store in El Mirage on Saturday. Phoenix police said the child’s parents found the drugs stuffed in a sandwich bag while cleaning the inside of the toy.
Parents purchased a glow worm at a thrift store in El Mirage for their daughter and found a sandwich bag with over 5,000 pills believed to be fentanyl inside. They called #phoenixpolice and gave the dangerous drugs to officers. Remember to inspect all opened and used items. pic.twitter.com/hRLEuZpXfS
— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) February 21, 2021
The family contacted authorities immediately, according to Phoenix police.
“They did the exact right thing,” Special Agent Cheri Oz with the Drug Enforcement Administration said. “It was sad that a family was scared, put at risk.”
Oz added that the incident is an “anomaly” and not the norm for drug traffickers.
“Drug traffickers will ensure delivery of a contraband into another drug trafficker’s hands,” she said, adding that “each of those pills has the potential to kill one or two people.”
Meanwhile, officials issued a reminder for parents to thoroughly inspect any open and used toys.
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