Aunt Jemima and Mrs. Butterworth would shake their heads in disgust over three local men who tried to sell pancake mix as heroin.
Jared Pradel of West Pittston, Joshua Evans of Kingston and Ryan Kehoe of Wilkes-Barre were arrested Nov. 14 for trying to peddle pseudo-heroin in a fast-food restaurant in Wyoming.
Arresting officer Richard Kotchik of the Kingston Police said selling fake illegal drugs carries the same charges as selling real drugs.
Kehoe was accused of filling several small plastic bags with pancake mix. He got Pradel to sell it for $100 to a man in the restaurant, while Kehoe and Evans waited in a vehicle in the parking lot, according to police documents.
The trio planned to sell the fake heroin so they could buy real heroin in New Jersey, police said.
That's quite a mark-up.
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