Updated: Thursday, 26 Jan 2012, 8:47 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 26 Jan 2012, 8:46 AM EST
GARDNER, Kan. – A student from Gardner, Kan., discovered a package of cocaine in a used terrorism textbook she bought from online retailer Amazon.com.
Sophia Stockton was shocked when she found a package of mysterious white powder in the $30 book she bought for a class she is taking at Mid America Nazarene University, WDAF-TV reported.
Stockton said she was looking through the book Sunday night as she sat at the table with her brother when she first noticed the package.
“Just a little tiny package falls out with white powder in it,” she told the station. “And I’m like, ‘White powder just fell out of my terrorism book.’ And so my brother was like, ‘Oh, that’s scary.'”
“In class we talked about people sending bombs in the mail and I thought of, you know, they send anthrax in the mail too,” she said.
Stockton took the package to Gardner Police Department, where officers tested it on the spot.
“They went back and they tested it and he came back like 10 minutes later and said, ‘You didn’t happen to purchase cocaine with your textbook did you?'” she added. “I was like ‘No.'”
The package was believed to have contained two to three grams (0.07 to 0.1 ounces) of cocaine, worth about $300 to $400. Police destroyed the drugs, WDAF-TV said.