The woman purchased the kit to crochet animal hats around 3 p.m. Sunday in the city’s Greenwood neighborhood, the Seattle Police Department said in a news release.
But when the crochet hobbyist opened the kit, she found a suspicious package that was encased in yellow rubber with “100%” written on the outside. The item also gave off an “odd odor,” police said.
The woman immediately called police, who seized the suspicious package and later confirmed it contained one kilogram, or 2.2 pounds, of cocaine.
Police did not say how the crochet kit and narcotics ended up at the thrift shop.
A similar incident occurred in Arizona on Sunday when parents bought their child a toy glow worm at a thrift shop and found a sandwich bag containing 5,000 pills of suspected fentanyl inside.
Parents purchased a glow worm at a thrift store in El Mirage for their daughter and found a sandwich bag with over 5,000 pills believed to be fentanyl inside. They called #phoenixpolice and gave the dangerous drugs to officers. Remember to inspect all opened and used items. pic.twitter.com/hRLEuZpXfS
— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) February 21, 2021
The parents called authorities and handed over the drugs to officers, according to the Phoenix Police Department.
Officials warned buyers to “inspect all opened and used items” before purchasing them.