There were a number of ways in which Stockton could have handled her rather unusual discovery, but she opted to be a good girl and head straight to her local police station near Olathe, Kansas.
“[An officer] put some gloves on and and put it in a plastic bag,” Stockton told KSCW News. “He took it back to test it and like 10 minutes later he came back and said, ‘Did you happen to order some cocaine with your textbook?'”
The book, Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, arrived in the mail directly from Amazon. Stockton a junior at Mid-America Nazarene University reported the incident but has yet to hear back from the company.
“I have ordered many times from Amazon and this is the first time I’ve seen anything like this,” Stockton said. “I don’t think that Amazon is at fault in this case. They can’t check every book that goes through their warehouse. I’m guessing that it was just left in there by the previous owner of the book.”
Police believe there may have been up to $400 worth of cocaine in the bag and are investigating where it may have come from. But rest assured that someone, somewhere in the world, is kicking himself at this exact moment.