Jennifer Reeves, a spokesperson for Chuck E. Cheese, provided this statement to The Huffington Post:
We are aware that a guest found an unknown substance in our Chuck E. Cheese’s location in Fairview Heights, Ill., on Sunday evening. Our store management personnel were notified and the substance was immediately disposed of by the guest. As such, law enforcement could not verify the nature of the substance.
For more than 30 years Chuck E. Cheese’s has celebrated the joy and innocence of childhood, and we want to assure parents and caregivers that we take great measures to provide a safe experience for the children and families have in our stores. Many of the measures we have in place – such as our Kid Check program, employment of security guards, active security camera systems and additional safety precautions – are transparent to our guests to encourage an environment Where a Kid Can Be a Kid.
Fairview Heights Police Detective James Mason told HuffPost that, although a police report on the incident had been filed, it's still unclear whether the white substance was actually a drug.
"Because of the time frame of which it was reported and the fact that it was thrown away, we weren't able to determine whether it was a controlled substance or not," Mason said.