Now that’s a high score.
An eagle-eyed video game collector who suspected that two Nintendo Entertainment System cartridges were packing more than 8-bit graphics after returning from a flea market in Georgia made a startling find after opening the games: four plastic bags packed with drugs.
“OK we just got back from the flea market with these two games and I noticed that they’re somewhat heavy, like much heavier than I even remember my prototype NES game being,” Julian Turner said in a video posted to YouTube on April 7, six days after the unusual find.
After weighing the Rollergames and Golf cartridges on a digital scale, Turner said the games were about 50 percent heavier than other copies of the games he used for comparison.
“So, let’s see what’s inside,” Turnersaid before unscrewing the back of Rollergames, which he noted was a European version that was unusual to find at a flea market in Carrollton. “I wonder if somebody smuggled something in here.”
A shocked Turner then found two plastic baggies inside both games, according to the video, which was spotted Thursday by Kotaku.
“Yup, there’s definitely something in here,” Turner said to another person off camera. “It feels super lightweight … yeah, and since it’s on April 1 nobody’s going to believe us … someone definitely hid something in here.”
Turner later cut open one of the baggies and found a white powdery substance inside, according to the video, which suggests “anonymous experts” told him was heroin.
Turner, of Newnan, called police to report the discovery and recorded officers responding to his home, one of whom said the substance was “obviously synthetic,” according to a second video of the find. One of the cops said he wanted to test the substance to see if it was ecstasy.
“Obviously, we’re going to have to seize the drugs,” one officer said.
A police report obtained by The Post indicates that the baggies were filled with a “sandy-glass or crystalline” substance. The Newnan Police Department declined further comment, citing an ongoing investigation.
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