White Powder Wasn't Drugs, It Was Grandma!

During a traffic stop, Wyoming police came across a bag of whitish powder they initially suspected to be "poor quality cocaine or methamphetamine." It actually turned out to be something else completely:

"After scrutinizing the powdery substance, questioning the two vehicle occupants and checking with the vehicle owner," who was not in the car, "it turned out that the small Baggie contained the cremated ashes of the vehicle owner's grandmother."

The vehicle's owner told police that she was "very close" to her deceased grandma and "she always keeps her nearby in the console," the release said.

State police said storing ashes in bags inside a car console is unusual, but not criminal. "It's a little different, you don't come across it everyday," said Sgt. Stephen Townsend.

Indeed. From The Denver Post: Link - via Obscure Store

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I had a somewhat similar experience. My wife and I were selling our first house because we had a baby on the way. It is common practice when your house is listed to vacate the premises (often at a moment's notice) while a real estate agent brings by prospective buyers.

I had an old, plastic film canister with a small amount of the cremated remains of a dear friend in the living room, at the base of a potted plant. When my wife and I returned home it was sitting empty on the coffee table, with no a trace of the contents to be found...

I can only imagine the looks on their faces when they figured out what they'd just snorted.
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