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By Kesavan Unnikrishnan     Jan 29, 2012 in Odd News
A US university student discovered a package of cocaine in a pre-owned textbook she bought from online retailer Amazon.com.
Sophia Stockton, a junior at Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, ordered a textbook called Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives and Issues through Amazon.com for a spring course on terrorism. After flipping through the pages of the just received textbook a bag of 'white powder' fell to the ground.
Stockton initially thought that it was Anthrax and took the book and bag to the Gardner police station after classes and was surprised she had been shipped $400 worth of cocaine. She told WPTV:
I told them white powder was in my terrorism textbook and so I put it on the table and they’re like, ‘oh, okay,’ And so he went back and tested it, He comes back and says, ‘you didn’t happen to order some cocaine with your textbook, did you?’ And I was like, no!
Stockton had purchased the pre-owned textbook through Amazon warehouse deals which guarantees all its items are inspected prior to sale. But the student is choosing not to make a claim.
I have ordered many times from Amazon and this is the first time I've seen anything like this. I don't think that Amazon is at fault in this case. They can't check every book that goes through their warehouse. I'm guessing that it (the cocaine) was just left in there by the previous owner of the book.
Gardner police destroyed the cocaine. So far, nobody knows how the drugs ended up in the order. Officials from Amazon have not commented on the find.
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