NEWPORT, Ore., April 6 (UPI) -- An Oregon woman said the Easter bunny made a mistake when he stashed three bags of marijuana in a packaged toy she purchased from Walmart.
Christina Marie Hannahs of Otis said she bought the Vtech Smart Shots Sports Center from the Walmart store more than a week ago as an Easter gift for her young daughter. Her family opened the toy Easter morning to discover some pieces were missing from the box and had been replaced with three bags of marijuana.
"I was shocked. At first I was like, I kind of laughed and was like oh my gosh, I cannot believe this even came out of there," Hannahs told KATU-TV.
Hannahs said she put the box up to keep it away from her daughter after discovering the first bag. "She ended up going for the box. And once she grabbed the box, the box rolled over and two more small bags fell out of it," Hannahs said.
Hannahs said she believes the box, which was on clearance, must have been purchased by someone else and then returned to the store with the pot inside. She said a police report has been filed.
Aaron Mullins, senior manager with Walmart media relations, said the store is cooperating with the police investigation.
"At Walmart we are committed to providing our customers a safe and secure shopping environment. We are actively reviewing this matter and will work with the customer and local authorities to determine what happened," he said.
Police in Oklahoma made a similar Easter-themed discovery when a stuffed bunny sent through the mail was found to contain an estimated $30,000 worth of methamphetamine. The intended recipient, Carolyn Ross, was arrested and admitted to knowing about the drugs hidden inside the rabbit.