HAVANA, Fla. (WTXL) - A local mother is speaking out after she bought a video game at a Tallahassee store and found meth packaged inside.
Kayla McAllister purchased the game on Sunday from the GameStop on West Tennessee Street. She claims her 11-year-old son was looking through the inner sleeve of the game when he found a baggie with a white substance inside. Later, the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office confirmed it was 0.6 grams of meth.
McAllister says she felt confused, nervous and scared that one of her children could've been in harm's way after simply buying a video game.
"I didn't sleep the whole night that it happened," said McAllister. The mom said she called GameStop immediately to get answers.
"I've spoken to corporate and they're investigating. They actually offered me a video game to replace it. If something had happened to my child, they couldn't have been replaced," said McAllister.
McAllister says police told her the amount her son found would've been enough to kill her three-year-old daughter if she had ingested it.
"I want parents to be aware that they need to check everything because drugs are everywhere now," said McAllister.
GameStop has released this statement about the 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 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.” -Joey D. Mooring, Corporate Communications Director, GameStop Corporation.