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Mom Receives Heroin In The Mail After Buying Screen Protector On eBay

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A couple in England was shocked to find heroin in their mail Saturday, hidden inside packaging for a phone screen protector purchased on eBay.

The wife said she bought a shock-proof glass screen protector for an iPhone through the online marketplace from a respected seller. When she checked the mail for the shipment she discovered the heroin, smuggled in a bag labeled “H1” with a marker, reports the Daily Mail.

The mother alerted her husband to the discovery and called the police to come and collect it.

“I was completely spun out all day after I found it … it had been just sat with the post for three days until I could find a quiet time to sort my phone,” the unidentified mother said, according to the Daily Mail. “It’s a bit worrying when you’ve got kids. I’m just nervous it being in the house with two children to be honest. The sooner they [the police] take it away, the better.”

Authorities initially wanted the couple to bring the substance to a police station, but the mother did not want to risk driving around with a bag of heroin. The couple wishes to remain anonymous out of fear for their 4- and 7-year-old children. They expect whoever the intended target of the heroin supply was had paid more than the $3.90 the screen protector costed.

“You just don’t expect to find that in your mail,” the father said, according to the Daily Mail. “I Googled heroin and the image looked really similar to what we had in front of us.”

Representatives for eBay said they are investigating the incident and will suspend the account of the seller.

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