She wanted to eat her granola bar but what she found inside the wrapper left her speechless. Woman found small cocaine bag inside wrapper of granola bar.
Cynthia Rodriquez of 60 years old, stated that she found the drug inside a tiny plastic bag which had on it green dollar signs.The small bag was placed inside the wrapper of the bar.
When she first found the package she thought that it was some kind of promotional prize.She picked up the phone and called the producer of Nature Valley granola bar, but it appears that representatives of the brand told her it was better to call the police as they had no idea about what she found in the package.
After police got the bag and made tests on it, they informed the woman that it was high quality cocaine. After this, the police started an investigation on the case and the narcotics team was handling it, stated sergeant Javier Salazar.
Salazar added that they were not sure if the drug had been placed there on purpose or if it had fallen by mistake from the pocket of an employee working in packaging.Inside the bag there was a pretty substantial amount of cocaine.
To a child the small bag would have seemed like it had candy inside or something else appealing. That was Rodriquez’s greatest fear, as she is the grandmother of 11 children and any of them could have opened the bar.She didn’t even want to imagine what would have happened if one of them had eaten it.
She stated that she still had left some more Nature Valley boxes but she was to afraid open them.
Police is working to find an explanation for the mysterious cocaine bag and for the moment no legal action has been taken. For now, investigators are trying to find out where the bar was packaged, a first step which may lead them to finding the suspect.
Rodriguez admitted that she didn’t buy the granola bars from a store, but she received them from a friend. It is not yet clear if investigators have spoken to that friend yet.
Possession of cocaine or delivering it is considered a felony and the person involve din this could face serious charges if it is proved possession and dealing the drug. This kind of situation is not seen every day, but even happening one time can be considered to much, stated sergeant Salazar.
The owner of Nature Valley, General Mills, made it clear through a statement that the bag was not placed inside the bar in their factory and that on the instant they found out about it, they transferred the case to the police, respectively in March.
The company had no additional comments to make, however, its representative stated that the system inside their facility is functioning at a very high speed and it would be practically impossible to insert something inside the wrapper.
Rodriquez has no intention of filling for a lawsuit and solve the matter in court.The only thing she wishes is to find out what happened and she is waiting for a response from Nature Valley.
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