A box of Golden Morn nearly turned into a Dog Day Afternoon for a mother of four in England.
The Essex woman opened a box of the cereal to feed her kids but found a massive bag of crystal meth instead, reports the dailymail.com.
Haisam Nassir, 25, says when the box of cereal stopped pouring, she investigated and found an extra plastic bag filled with white crystals inside.
Nassir googled her discovery to see it was actually crystal meth.
She later took it to police, who confirmed the plastic bag did contain crystal methamphetamine, and she had all of her children checked out by a doctor at the hospital who said they were unharmed.
“I was really shocked,” Nassir told the dailymail.com.
“Imagine if that burst, it could have had a deadly impact. They’d been eating from that box for four days straight and the bag of crystal meth was really thin, a sharp piece of cereal could easily have made a hole in it. My eldest is very independent and gets her own cereal. She could so easily have eaten it. I could have gone from being a mum of four to a mum of none very quickly.”
Nassir, whose kids include one-year-old twins and two-year-old and a three-year-old, said she got the cereal at her local shop and had been doing so for the last six months without incident.
“Normally, I go in and get two bags. I did that this time too. The first bag I bought was fine,” she told the dailymail.com.
The police, who investigated in June, found a cut in the bottom of the cereal bag and concluded that’s how the drugs ended up there.
“It appears highly unlikely that the crystals were inserted at the factory of production (in Nigeria), though this cannot be established for certain,” said the letter from the authorities.
The letter also said a man was arrested on suspicion of drug offences but was released and remains under investigation.