||[Mar. 30th, 2009|12:01 pm]
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So, you're about to call the police regarding your unintentional foray into Columbian contraband. You have the phone in hand, when coincidentally (like it often does in the movies), the news happens to flash an update about how there was a bust at that particular supermarket, how it was a drug front. Pretty much, customers would come in and select certain packages with a green X on them and know that inside was coke. These packages were always hidden in the very back of the shelf so that the average customer wouldn't accidentally purchase it by mistake, plus it was a brand of flour that was highly overpriced so most people wouldn't touch it anyway. When checking out, the clerk would mark each purchase of drugs with a certain code and that person would be billed up front for the flour, but would later be given a bill for the coke in the mail. The police say that anyone who purchased the green X'd flour from this store was in on the operation and there would be a criminal investigation done with every person who was found engaged in this drug smuggling front, either as supplier or buyer. "In the war on drugs, there are no innocents found on the side of the dealers", the police chief says in outrage. "We will persecute anyone found guilty in this crime to the full measure of the law...and then some. We will make an example of these lowlifes who had the audacity to peddle their evil under the very noses of ordinary citizens."
You think back and yeah, the flour was kind of expensive at the time, but you were in a hurry and had just grabbed the first bag you found. Someone had obviously moved the bag of coke to the front of the shelf and you just happened to pick it up by accident. You check the receipt and there's no unusual codes found, so you assume the clerk missed the green X, too, and you got away with it scot-free. So, again, you have your bag of drugs and there might be a lot of uncomfortable questions directed your way if you turn it over to the police now, and ignorance might be seen as evasion.
What do you do now?