Woman Shocked to Discover Tampon Applicator Filled with Cocaine
Cops Claim "Creative" Drugs Dealers Are Likely Culprits
A discount shopping trip turned into the surprise of her life for a Salt Lake City woman when a box of tampons she bought contained more than she bargained for.
After purchasing the 16-count box of Boots tampons (a brand based in Britain) at NPS, a local salvage and freight recovery company, Cindy Davidson, 39, was left stunned when she got home and opened it.
She went to the bathroom to use one, only to discover that the applicator was filled with a white powdery substance wrapped in cellophane. "I was thinking, that's so weird," Davidson said. "Are these that old that the cotton has disintegrated into powder?"
Not quite. She called the cops, who later determined the substance was cocaine.
"I was floored," Davidson admitted. "I really didn't know what to think."
Turns out, neither does law enforcement- at least not yet.
"It could be a one-time thing or it could lead to something bigger," Detective Carlie Wiechman of the Salt Lake City police department told reporters. "We have no idea of the scale of this."
But Wiechman says the case is the talk of the precinct - and they're determined to sniff out whomever's responsible. "It's not every day we run into this. It never ceases to amaze us the different, creative ways [dealers] try to move drugs around."