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Couple spends $2,800 for marijuana that turned out to be bag full of dirty socks

By Mason White 5:08 PM August 9, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A man was arrested, charged and convicted of fraud after selling a bag full of dirty socks as marijuana, prosecutors in Michigan said.

The incident began when a couple of Raisin Township, were looking to buy a pound of marijuana.

They gave 33-year-old Michael Rafael Suarez, $2,800 for a bag stuffed with dirty socks. Suarez pleaded guilty to false pretenses.

Suarez is facing a prison sentence of up to 7 years. Two other people, admitted to being with Suarez, as he sold the bag of dirty socks.

The three were arrested by a police officer after they ran a stop sign while driving away from the couple who bought the bag of dirty socks.

During the traffic stop, a man who received the dirty socks, told the officer that his girlfriend was robbed by the people in the vehicle that was pulled over. A bag with $2,800 was found in the car with Suarez, 37-year-old Joshua Wayne Cope, and 34-year-old Rebecca Sue Sharp.

Cope and Sharp, who are married and have four children, both pleaded guilty to attempted possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.