Build-a-Bear Toys Stuffed With $33M in Heroin

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 5, 2009 6:32 AM CDT
Stuffed with heroin.   (AP Photo/FBI)
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(Newser) – Bronx cops discovered that cute Build-a-Bears that children are supposed to fill with stuffing were packed instead with some $33 million worth of heroin, reports the New York Daily News. The brown teddy bears held glassine envelopes of brands of heroin with names like "Barack Obama," "Swine Flu," and "Crime 360." It's a "huge shock," said a neighbor in the building where the operation was shipping out the drug-filled cuddlies. "My daughter has one of those bears."