In a pawn shop in Moultrie, Georgia, a man attempted to sell a Sega Genesis last Tuesday, September 29th. Whether or not the 16-bit console functioned became immediately secondary when employees of the pawn shop found crystal meth inside the game cartridge slot. Normally the place for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 or Streets of Rage, the cartridge slot full of meth informed authorities enough to arrest seller Jared Fournier. Fournier was then taken to Colquitt County Jail for processing on the charge of possession of methamphetamine.
The store “American Pawn” discovered the illegal drug after 5p.m, and employees proceeded to call the police. A local Georgia news station WALB News 10 reported on this story; unfortunely, the news station cannot confirm or deny if the Sega Genesis worked.
Or was the Sega Genesis part of the evidence? Is meth difficult to extract from game consoles? Have you ever forgotten meth in your retro consoles?
Let us know in the comments.