Because of course we all thought there was actual cocaine all over the counter at a GTA launch in Australia earlier this week, retailer EB Games has thoroughly investigated the matter, and come to what it feels is a satisfactory conclusion.
In a statement issued to MCV Pacific, an EB Games spokesperson said:
Regrettably, one of our EB Games store locations in Queensland set-up an unauthorised display within the store in support of the launch of the Grand Theft Auto V video game. The display included a white powdery substance that appeared to be some form of an illegal drug.
We can confirm that the powdery substance was 'sherbet', a type of fizzy candy, and at no point did the store attempt to give any of the fizzy candy away. This was an isolated incident, and we apologise for any offence this may cause.
Not sure what I love more. The fact they investigated this, the helpful description of sherbet or the assurances that at no point was the store giving away candy.