Meth found inside video game case in Lake Charles

Published: Sep. 1, 2016 at 6:53 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2016 at 3:04 AM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - When an 11-year-old purchased a game from GameStop Wednesday afternoon, he opened the case to find a baggie of drugs.

The game was purchased from the GameStop location on Nelson Road in Lake Charles. According to the boy's father, there was a baggie inside. He returned the game to the store and called Lake Charles police.

Det. Rebecca Reed with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office confirms the substance was meth.

Dustin Varos, the manager on duty, told KPLC that if the game was shipped from another store, it was not checked before being sold again.

GameStop's Director of Public Relations Joey Mooring confirmed this saying all games that are returned or traded by customers are opened and checked for quality before being placed back on store shelves. Mooring said games from other store locations are also checked before sending them to another.

"Any games traded in with us are checked for quality," said Mooring, "then could be shipped to another store."

However, once received by another location, games are not checked again.

When asked if the drugs were placed in the disc case between the quality inspection and being placed back into inventory, Mooring said he could not comment.

Reed said GameStop told police there was no way to track where the game came from.

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