Cocaine found in terrorism textbook ordered directly from Amazon.com

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) - Classes started like normal last week at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe but, for one student, a textbook book ordered from a popular website landed her at the police station.

“I was just flipping through the book and it kind of just fell out,” said college student Sophia Stockton. “My little brother was there and he said, ‘Wow, that’s creepy.’”

That’s because a clear plastic bag fell out.

“It was white powder. It fell out of the page that was talking about them sending bombs through the mail,” said Stockton. “I was a little nervous.”

The MidAmerica Nazarene junior took the book and the bag to the Gardner, KS police station after class Monday.

“He put some gloves on and put it in a plastic bag, 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 text book?’ I was like ‘No…,’” said Stockton.

The college student said police told her the bag may have been worth a few hundred dollars.

Stockton ordered the book for class online at Amazon.com. She said the used Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues book came entirely wrapped up in the mail, directly from Amazon.

The college junior said she’s ordered books online before, but never have any of them come along with this type of bookmark.

“He (the person who previously had the book) did not know it was in there. I am sure the guy was mad he left it in there, but I am kind of glad it is off the streets,” said Stockton.

Gardner police destroyed the cocaine and said there will not be an investigation.

Amazon.com has not responded to a request for a comment.

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