Arizona: Couple discovers 5000 opioid pills stuffed in a toy purchased for their kid

ARIZONA: A couple in Arizona purchased a toy on Friday from a thrift store for their kid, only to find the toy to be packed up with 5000 opioid pills.

A couple discovers 5000 opioid pills inside a Glo Worm toy.


North Phoenix couple found a Glo Worm toy in a thrift store in El Mirage last week. They purchased it for their daughter. The parents decided to wash the toy before giving it to their daughter as it had been previously owned. The toy was designed to light up, play music when squeezed, and could be opened to remove electronics before washing.

The parents had opened the toy before cleaning. To their surprise, they found a sandwich bag full of 5000 pills of fentanyl, which is a synthetic opioid, packed inside the toy.

The parents had immediately called the police who seized the toy full of pills. The Phoenix police told the social media to inspect used items while buying them from the thrift store.

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has labeled fentanyl as “the most dangerous drug in America”. Fentanyl may cause serious harm or death if used accidentally by a child or by an adult who has not been prescribed the medication. Even partially used fentanyl may contain enough medication to cause serious harm or death to children or other adults.

Opioid addiction in the United States has become a prolonged epidemic, threatening not only public health but economic output and national security.

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