Man faces fraud charges after selling crushed Pop Tarts to undercover officer as drugsBy Mason White 12:38 PM September 15, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) Police officers routinely go undercover to find drug dealers and arrest them.
However, one man was charged with fraud rather than drug possession after defrauding an officer by selling crushed Pop Tarts as drugs.
Cameron Mitchell of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, was arrested and faces two counts of fraud.
The 30-year-old man is not a typical drug dealer, but a hard working truck driver. One day, while making deliveries to a convenience store an undercover officer asked Mitchell for drugs.
According to police, the two entered into an agreement in which Mitchell would sell the officer drugs for a modest fee.
Mitchell then returned to his truck, pulled out a box of Pop Tarts, crushed it and sold it to the officer as drugs for $20.
Police initially wanted to prosecute Mitchell for drug trafficking only to find that the substance was not cocaine.
He was subsequently charged with selling or delivering a counterfeit controlled substance and creating a counterfeit controlled substance.