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Boy finds a bag of meth in used copy of Grand Theft Auto V

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It’s not the first time, and it likely isn’t the last time – but children have stumbled across drugs in their second-hand copies of Grand Theft Auto. In 2009, a man named Richard Thornill bought a used copy of Grand Theft Auto from GameStop, only to find what he believed to be four ecstasy tablets in the game case.

Fast forward to 2017, and it’s happened again. According to a report by Kotaku, a family found a bag of meth in used copy of Grand Theft Auto 5. The Havana, Florida mother Kayla McAllister, says her 11 year old son was flipping through the manual for a used copy of GTA V when a bag of the white stuff fell out. They called the police, and who promptly found it to be meth.

Here’s what she said on Facebook:

Today i took my son to gamestop in Tallahassee to trade in games and get some new ones. When he opened the booklet inside one of the pre owned games he ( MY ELEVEN YEAR OLD SON!!!!!!!) found this. A baggie of fucking meth! Clearly the game was not properly checked when it was traded in and because of the carelessness i could have lost a child. Thankfully He brought it right to us and said what is this?

The situation echoes another that happened at, yes, another GameStop, when a different 11 year old boy found a bag of meth inside a used copy of (Surprise!) GTA V. It’s all starting to sound a bit like BioShock. There’s always a drug. There’s always a GameStop. There’s always a used copy of GTA.

The moral here, according to Mcallister is simple:

“PLEASE CHECK ALL THE PRE OWNED GAMES YOU BUY!!! Just the thought of something happening to any of my kids because of something as crazy as this kills me. SO PLEASE PLEASE CHECK EVERYTHING!”

Of course, people shouldn’t be buying games like GTA for their prepubescent children, which makes her actions just as irresponsible as GameStop’s. GTA Games are of course, rated Mature, as they’re filled with explicit and gratuitous violence, nudity, coarse language, and drug and alcohol abuse. Nobody expects those drugs to be real though. `

Last Updated: May 10, 2017

37 Comments

  1. miaau

    May 10, 2017 at 10:17

    “Of course, people shouldn’t be buying games like GTA for their prepubescent children, which makes her actions just as irresponsible as GameStop’s. GTA Games are of course, rated Mature, as they’re filled with explicit and gratuitous violence, nudity, coarse language, and drug and alcohol abuse. Nobody expects those drugs to be real though. `”

    Thanks Geoff, now I have no reason to comment. Thanks a lot, pal!

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    • Unavengedavo

      May 10, 2017 at 10:24

      Spoil sport…

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      • miaau

        May 10, 2017 at 10:25

        Yes, that is what I thought. For shame Geoff!

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      • miaau

        May 10, 2017 at 12:20

        And Geoff liked my post too. A step, dunno where.

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  2. Magoo

    May 10, 2017 at 10:19

    What’s funny is that the person might have traded the game in because they needed money for meth.

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  3. HairyEwok

    May 10, 2017 at 10:19

    Heh. I meth my GTA5 manual so much right now.

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  4. Ottokie

    May 10, 2017 at 10:27

  5. RinceThis

    May 10, 2017 at 10:27

    What the fudge is this mother buying this game for in the first place? And when she says ‘lost him’. bitch please, only for a few hours 😛

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  6. Allykhat

    May 10, 2017 at 10:29

    Why is an 11 year old even allowed to LOOK at GTAV?

    Finding drugs in the game case is bad, but still, and 11 year old looking at an 18+ rated game? Yoh.

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    • Skittle

      May 10, 2017 at 10:35

      Whats wrong with the kid playing GTA? Some people, even the yungins’ can distinguish between real life and fiction. I remember watching Blair Witch, The Exorcist and playing violent video games as a lightie and it didn’t affect me.

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      • Allykhat

        May 10, 2017 at 10:49

        Not all kids are the same. There are those with issues that will struggle to draw that line between real and digital, game and real life. I have a cousin who thought they were a Power Ranger after watching the show and jumped through a glass window trying to recreate something he saw on TV. Lightie almost bled out and still has scars to this day.

        That’s Power Rangers. If he had to see and play GTA? Substance abuse? Physical abuse? Racism? Murder/mass slaughter? Theft?

        Some kids are super impressionable, hence why age ratings are a thing. A guideline, sure, but I don’t believe an 11 year old could should be privy to some of the above examples. A quick look around youtube can show you just how bad some kids can be.

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        • Skittle

          May 10, 2017 at 11:24

          It’s the mothers job to judge if her kid can handle the game or not, not for us to judge the mother.

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          • Allykhat

            May 10, 2017 at 11:45

            Fair enough, it is up to the parent to make that call, but most just let the kids do as they please mainly due to ignorance or just a lack of care. Most don’t even know how bad GTA really can get when they let their kids play it. Then when they do realize, it turns into a Fox News story where the gaming industry gets bashed for creating a generation of degenerates?

            I’m sorry, but I’m still of the opinion that an Age rating should be adhered to. Because 9 out of 10 kids will be just fine, kid 10 will do something stupid then ruin the whole thing for the other 9. All it takes is one.

          • miaau

            May 10, 2017 at 12:19

            While I think you have a point, my sister, a primary school teacher (the cool teacher, the kids talk to her,she teaches Art and Technology) has many times heard of the 11 year old playing games they should not be and the parents do not understand why, i.e. the parents did not make the choice after evaluating the circumstances.

            She does say, in chatting to parents, that some parents do make informed choices and let the kids play.

          • Unavengedavo

            May 10, 2017 at 12:38

            My 10c to this… Some parents just go out and buy the things for their kids just to make them happy and they don’t even bother to check the content or rating.

            We walked into a BT games the one time where a kid, no older than 13, wanted a copy of Wither 3. The cashier was politely trying to tell the lady that the age rating is not suited for the kid without going into too much detail.

            The kid was adamant that the game wasn’t that bad, and the lady insisted that she wanted to buy it for the kid.

            Finally we got tired of the exchange and told the lady that there is a scene where they have sex on a stuffed unicorn with full frontal nudity, we even showed her the screenshot.

            She ended up kakking the kid out for lying to her, thanked use all, and then promptly left.

          • miaau

            May 10, 2017 at 13:26

            “She ended up kakking the kid out for lying to her, thanked use all, and then promptly left.”, yeah that is the other thing. Parents just do not know better, as they do not game themselves. I fully intend to game WITH and AGAINST my daughters, family fun. I see this as exactly like swimming or jumping on the trampoline together. Family fun.

            Our HR Manager comes to me and a few other people every-time her daughter wants a new game, as she does not play herself and wants to make sure the setting and them are ok. I appreciate that and help her where I can.

        • Gardos

          May 10, 2017 at 11:27

          I once tried to jump into my TV while watching kids show where the puppets said, “come along and join us on our journey of fun”. I wasn’t smart. Thankfully I was too small to get to where the TV was located…

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        • Skittle

          May 10, 2017 at 12:30

          To summarise the discussion then: A RESPONSIBLE INFORMED parent should make the call on what games their beloved ‘angels’ may or may not play.

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      • Skyblue

        May 10, 2017 at 13:55

        I’ll go out on a limb here and say that most reasonable parents don’t want their 11 year old kids exposed to anal sex, misogyny, torture, mindless violence, etc no matter how fun the game is. I love my GTA but age recommendations (I don’t agree with restrictions) are there for a reason.

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  7. VampyreSquirrel

    May 10, 2017 at 10:42

    Issue #1 (and only issue): WHY are you letting an 11 year old play this game? Freaking IDIOT parent.

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  8. Original Heretic

    May 10, 2017 at 11:08

    She said “baggie of meth”. “Baggie”.

    Yah, mommy ain’t too innocent in this scenario. Maybe it was her meth that she hid away, now she’s trying to blame Gamestop.

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    • Gardos

      May 10, 2017 at 11:28

      We can definitely deduce that from the information provided…

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      • Original Heretic

        May 10, 2017 at 11:34

        Yeah, my detective skills are on point. It’s a gift, really.

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        • miaau

          May 10, 2017 at 13:44

          So you say, so you say…….

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          • Original Heretic

            May 10, 2017 at 14:31

            I find your lack of faith disturbing.

            No actually I don’t care.

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