Family makes chilling discovery inside child's second-hand toy

Ash Cant
·1-min read

A family has taken a second-hand toy to the police after about 5000 pills were found inside the doll.

The parents had purchased the glow worm plush toy from the store in Arizona and decided to clean it before giving it to their daughter.

However, inside the doll, the parents found a sandwich bag with the pills stuffed inside the toy.

The family called the police, reported the drugs and handed them over to the officers.

A family found 5000 pills in a second-hand toy. Source: Twitter/Phoenix Police
A family found 5000 pills in a second-hand toy. Source: Twitter/Phoenix Police

On Twitter, Phoenix Police warned people to inspect all open or used items.

The police believe the pills may be fentanyl, which is a synthetic opioid, typically used to treat severe pain.

Between 2018 to 2019, overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids, other than methadone, increased by 16 per cent in the US, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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