Cops arrest man after confusing doughnut glaze for crystal meth

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That Awkward Moment When You Mistake Doughnut Glaze for Crystal Meth

Meth and Krispy Kreme doughnuts: What don't they have in common?

Police officers in Orlando, Florida, recently learned how to carefully distinguish between the two substances when they accidentally arrested Daniel Rushing, 64, for drug possession.

After receiving reports of drug activity in the area, cops pulled over Rushing, who was driving 42 mph in a 30 mph zone. They then spotted flakes of a white substance on the floor.

"I recognized through my 11 years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer the substance to be some sort of narcotic," the officer wrote in her report.

The officer proceeded to search Rushing's car, where she found several chunks that, according to roadside tests, tested positive for methamphetamine.

Not donuts, meth

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Rushing assured the officer that he had never done meth in his life, and that he just really, really liked doughnuts.

"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,'" Rushing told The Orlando Sentinel.

A few weeks later, a state conducted an investigation of its own, and reversed its assessment.

Rushing's crumbs came not from high-grade meth, but from Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze.

And even though both substances have addictive properties, Krispy Kreme is, as of now, decriminalized. Rushing told the Sentinel that he treats himself to a Krispy Kreme doughnut every Wednesday, and enjoys eating them in his car.

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