A mom in Georgia found a box of Legos in a consignment shop in Charleston, South Carolina and figured it would be a good gift for her child back home in Statesboro. But when the lucky boy opened the box, he didn’t find any Legos. He found a bag with 3.2 (1.5 kg) pounds of methamphetamine worth around $40,000.
Jim Riggs, the sheriff’s investigator, told the Statesboro Herald that the woman didn’t know she was transporting drugs when she took the Lego box back home.
“They took it and gave it to a young child, who opened the box” and was likely very disappointed, Riggs said, adding that the intended recipients were probably even more upset.
The Lego box was shrink-wrapped to look like it came from the factory but may have been purposely sent to an incorrect address before it ended up on the consignment store’s shelves.
According to a Facebook post from the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, no charges have been filed in the case.