She went to a Seattle thrift shop for crochet supplies and left with a kilogram of cocaine

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She went to a Seattle thrift shop for crochet supplies and left with a kilogram of cocaine

Seattle Times reporter

A woman from Seattle has a lot to tell.

She was at Goodwill on the 6400 block of Eighth Avenue Northwest in Ballard on Sunday when she bought a pre-packaged crochet kit for making animal hats, according to Seattle police.

When she opened the kit, there was a suspiciously heavy object in yellow rubber. It had a “strange smell” and “100%” written on the outside, police said.

The woman called 911.

The officers replied, took the package and later found it was one kilogram of cocaine, police said.

The package was presented as evidence and the police were investigating.

“The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority and it is our policy to keep dangerous, hazardous or recalled materials out of our stores,” a spokesman for Goodwill said in an email. “We do our best to identify these items and remove them when found. Part of our processes is to keep an up-to-date list of all recalled products. We train employees to identify dangerous items, check them on site and prevent them from being sold in our branches.

“We strive to uphold the letter and spirit of all consumer sales and resale regulations, and we will not tolerate any known violations of the law. It is also our practice to fully cooperate with the local authorities in all investigations. “

Correction: An earlier version of this story listed an address in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle for the thrift store. This was a mistake in the Seattle Police Department press release.