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He’s nuts. Literally.

peanuts.jpgIn Charleston, South Carolina, James Lynn Lacy was arrested for being publicly intoxicated. The man was stumbling around with slurred speech and admitted to the cops that he had been drinking beer and that he was “fucked up.” And then when the cops searched him, they found two bags of crack on him.

Only it wasn’t crack. It was “imitation crack” made up of cut-up peanuts.

I don’t even know what that means.

But I’m more confused by the fact that Lacy wasn’t only charged with public intoxication, but with the creation and possession of an imitation controlled substance. What?

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Only law I found on this was an Oregon revised statute.

475.912 Unlawful delivery of imitation controlled substance. (1) A person commits the crime of unlawful delivery of an imitation controlled substance if the person knowingly:
(a) Delivers, other than by administering or dispensing, a substance that is not a controlled substance upon the express or implied representation that the substance is a controlled substance; or
(b) Delivers a substance that is not a controlled substance upon the express or implied representation that the substance is of such nature or appearance that the recipient of the delivery will be able to distribute the substance as a controlled substance.
(2) As used in this section, “deliver” or “delivery” means the actual or constructive transfer, or offer or agreement to transfer, from one person to another of a substance, whether or not there is an agency relationship.
(3) Unlawful delivery of an imitation controlled substance is a Class A misdemeanor. [Formerly 475.991]

Guess he might have convinced himself that it was real...

How... odd. I can see this being an important law for making sure they can throw the book at someone trying to sell fake drugs, but if someone wants to grind up his own peanuts, then you might as well arrest someone for selling candy cigarettes to a minor. Perhaps they can send him to imaginary jail.