Florida Man Arrested After Police Mistake Donut Glaze as Methamphetamine

A Florida man was arrested after police mistook the glaze from a Krispy Kreme donut as methamphetamine.

According to the arrest report, Daniel Rushing, was pulled over by Orlando police on December 11, 2015, for speeding and not coming to a full stop when exiting a parking lot. During the traffic stop, Rushing, 64, informed the officer he had a concealed weapon and agreed to a search of his vehicle.

One of the officers noticed a “rock like substance” on the floor board of the car by Rushing’s feet. Three other pieces were found in the car, and two separate field tests “indicated the presence of methamphetamines,” according to the arrest report.

“I kept telling them, ‘That’s … glaze from a doughnut,” Rushing told The Orlando Sentinel. “They tried to say it was crack cocaine at first then they said, ‘No, it’s meth, crystal meth.'”

Testing by The Florida Department of Law Enforcement proved otherwise. The FDLE lab report stated no controlled substances were found in the evidence officers submitted.

It’s not the first time confectionary has caused a law enforcement mix-up. A University of Miami student who claimed he left lines of powdered sugar on his dorm room coffee table was jailed for cocaine possession, while in 2014 a Florida man tried to pass off a crumbled-up Pop-Tart as cocaine to an undercover cop.

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