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Man Strip-Searched Over Krispy Creme Donut Glaze Cops Mistook for Methamphetamine

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    Daniel Rushing treats himself to a Krispy Kreme doughnut every other Wednesday. He used to eat them in his car.

    Not anymore. Not since a pair of Orlando police officers pulled him over, spotted four tiny flakes of glaze on his floorboard and arrested him, saying they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine.

    The officers did two roadside drug tests and both came back positive for the illegal substance, according to his arrest report. He was handcuffed, arrested, taken to the county jail and strip searched, he said. A state crime lab, however, did another test several weeks later and cleared him.

    "It was incredible," he said. "It feels scary when you haven't done anything wrong and get arrested. … It's just a terrible feeling."

    When Rushing opened his wallet, she saw that he had a concealed weapons permit, she wrote. He told her that he had a gun, and she asked him to step out of his car, a small Chevy. That's when she spotted "a rock like substance on the floor board where his feet were," she wrote.

    "I recognized through my eleven years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer the substance to be some sort of narcotic," she wrote.

    She asked for permission to search his vehicle, the report says, and Rushing agreed.

    "I didn't have anything to hide," he said. "I'll never let anyone search my car again. I kept telling them, 'That's … glaze from a doughnut. … They tried to say it was crack cocaine at first, then they said, 'No, it's meth, crystal meth.'"

    His arrest report confirms that he tried to tell them.

    "Rushing stated that the substance is sugar from a Krispie Kreme Donut that he ate," Riggs-Hopkins wrote.

    She booked him into the county jail on a charge of possession of methamphetamine with a firearm. He was locked up for about 10 hours before his release on $2,500 bond, he said.

    By Lyle Lanly - Neogaf/July 28, 2016
    Photo: Neogaf
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    Author Bio

    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


  1. Booty love
    i wonder if those officers use the same testing kits that the police in Hugo Co. used on their water supply that came up positive for THC?
  2. Alfa
    What is the world coming to when a cop can't see the difference between donuts glaze and Crystal Meth?
    There goes the cliche.
  3. Booty love
    In my experience...cops have very little knowledge about drugs and they deal with them an aweful lot to be so ignorant.
    Police everywhere just need better and more in-depth training...to inude mental health and drugs
  4. prescriptionperil
    How does law enforcement confuse a piece of glaze from a donut for a controlled substance? Poor training is right.
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