A five-year-old boy found a chocolate egg under a hedge last week when he was playing with his brother in their home town of Limavady, Northern Ireland. He was perplexed on opening it up to find a bag containing a white powder inside. He gave the mystery substance to his father, who then passed it on to police.
Police believed the highly addictive drug was methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth, was hidden inside the egg so it could be smuggled into prison. It is a highly addictive drug.
The local Inspector Colin Shaw said that this incident was of the “uppermost concern for all of us”, and that the possibility that something so dangerous has been discarded where children could easily find it was “deeply concerning”.