Grandmother finds a bag of cocaine in granola bar

When a Texan grandmother found a small bag with symbols of money bags in her granola bar, she thought she had won a contest.

But it was nothing like a golden ticket to to riches.

It turned out that Cynthia Rodriguez, 60, had actually found a small bag of cocaine.

Police in San Antonio, Texas are investigating how the cocaine ended up inside the wrapper. 

Sergeant Javier Salazar told local news outlet KENS5 that it was disturbing that such a thing was possible.

"You think of a child getting a hold of a package that's got interesting symbols on it, dollar signs in this case, and ingesting something like cocaine that could have a possibly dangerous effect, maybe even deadly," said Salazar.

When Rodriguez was told by bar makers Nature Valley that there was no such contest, she followed their advice and immediately called the police.

A detective and police officer first examined the bag for heroin and then cocaine. According to Rodriguez, they were shocked to discover that it was "high quality cocaine".

"We're not sure if this was something added on purpose or if it was something that may have fallen out of someone's pocket on the assembly line," said Sergeant Salazar.

General Mills, the company that owns Nature Valley, released a statement on May 6 saying that it is confident that the cocaine had not been packaged at the factory. 

Rodriguez says the box that the bars originally came in did not appear to be tampered with.

A spokesman said that due to the speed of the assembly line, it would be "difficult" to put the drugs inside the wrapper.

Not that that information helped Rodriguez especially since she has 11 grandchildren living with her. 

"What if they thought it was sugar?" she asked.

Source: KENS5, Metro, YouTube. 

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