Update: Police say no cocaine found in LA vending machine toy
FOX 11 - We have an update on the story we told you Wednesday night about cocaine found in a small vending machine toy in Bell Gardens.
Turns out, it wasn't cocaine after all.
Bell Gardens police say a false positive test led them to the conclusion that a white powder found inside the toy was cocaine.
It stemmed from an incident Wednesday night when a boy bought a putty ball toy from a vending machine at Taqueria Los Altos in Bell Gardens.
While the kid was playing with the toy it ruptured and a white powdery substance came out.
The mother then called Bell Gardens police.
Investigators found 17 other toys containing balloons with powder.
Subsequent tests showed a resemblance to either baking powder or talcum powder.