Stashing meth in a plastic container with the status “not dope” proved to be a dopey idea.
Ohio police are investigating after a loaded syringe and a stash of meth were found in the container at the local public library.
Rick Sturgill said that he was working at the Briggs Lawrence County Library Friday when he the container, WSAZ-TV reports.
He told the station he would not go inside as the container was not labeled.
“It might’ve been smarter to say, ‘This is dope,'” he told the station.
“Not dope” was scrawled in white letters on the top of the container, which was painted black.
The meth was found in a number of plastic bag, Ironton police said on Facebook.
“On the first appearance one would naturally think that this is anything other than a container of illegal drugs,” police said. “The unknown owner (for now, at least) had the brilliant idea to write ‘Not Dope’ on the cover of the container, as if this would throw off the law enforcement in the event their stash was discovered.”
She added, “On the face value of this post may seem funny, but in all seriousness, can you imagine what would have happened, had a child discovers this innocent-looking box?”
The library examines surveillance images to see if they can spot that with the container, the station reported.