A sandy likeness of Justin Beiber had a position of honor to the left of actor Steve Martin in a 200-ton statue in Geddes, N.Y.
A sandy likeness of Justin Beiber had a position of honor to the left of actor Steve Martin in a 200-ton statue in Geddes, N.Y. (Jordan Strauss / Invision/Associated Press)

Video game comes with bonus content: A bag of meth

LAKE CHARLES, La. — It was Grand Theft Auto come to life: When an 11-year-old bought a video game Wednesday in Lake Charles, La., he opened the plastic case to find a bag of drugs.

KPLC-TV reports that the boy's father returned to the store and called police. Detective Rebecca Reed with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed the substance was methamphetamine.

Joey Mooring is director of public relations for GameStop. Mooring told the TV station that the Grapevine, Texas-based company checks used games for quality when customers trade them in. He also says games are checked again before being shipped to another store. The Lake Charles store manager says employees there typically don't examine games received from elsewhere in the company.

Reed says GameStop told police it couldn't track the game's origin.

Vandal defaces sand Bieber

GEDDES, N.Y. — Police are looking for the vandal who defaced a sand sculpture of Justin Bieber at the New York State Fair.

State police tell the Post-Standard of Syracuse that the sculpture apparently was vandalized Thursday night.

Bieber's likeness was part of a 200-ton sand sculpture depicting artists who performed at the fair's old grandstand, which was imploded in January.

Bieber's face appeared near the base of the sculpture. He was below the Charlie Daniels Band and singer Charley Pride and to the left of actor Steve Martin.

The fair runs through Monday in Geddes, near Syracuse.


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