I like to get fresh phillies in wrap form. You should have returned the cigar, thats gnarly. I have run into bad swishers that are dry and crispy but thats just probably because they were old.
It's not as bad as people smoking spider mites. I was talking to this dude and he took his herbs into the school science room (this was 10 years ago) and he put the nugs he was smoking under the microscope and saw all these bugs crawling on the buds, he said that it gave him shivers since had been smoking the nug and he just tossed the bud. After that he always inspected his nugs very carefully. Now he grows and I get his weed because he cares about what he gives people to smoke.