GameStop: Selling Meth In Their Used Games

The title really does tell it all, as Florida mom Kayla McAllister told a tale of how her 11 – year old son found a bag of meth within his GameStop purchase. The young boy apparently went with his mother to a GameStop in West Tallahassee to trade in some games this May 7th, trading them in for Grant Theft Auto V. Upon returning home the 11 year old flipped through the manual of the game – only to discover a white plastic bag containing an unidentified white substance.


The police were called and identified it as, yup, meth.

The mother wrote about the incident on Facebook this past Sunday with righteous indignation, stating the following:

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?

The police called to the site performed an on the site test to confirm what exactly the substance was, and likely caused the mother quite a bit of stress upon discovering it was positive for methamphetamine.


To those of you who like to follow GameStop news, you know that this isn’t the first time that this has happened. As a similar event happened in Lake Charles, Louisiana in September. Another 11 year old boy in the exact same situation found himself owning a new baggy of meth.

Good guy GameStop.

Apparently GameStop didn’t have much to say on the issue, and they seemed to skirt around the issue. Writers over at Kotaku even going so far as to ask if the baggie could have just been simply missed because of employee’s only checking the condition of the game discs – as oppose to the whole contents of the game case. GameStop replied with a firm “We check everything”, though apparently this one slipped through the cracks.

The moral of this rather short story is, check your game cases parents. If only to ensure the safety of your youngsters.

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