Florida Police Officers Mistake Krispy Kreme Doughnut Glaze for Meth

Orlando cops arrested a man after mistaking the doughnut glaze in his car for bits of crystal methamphetamine

“Meth? Kids, dough not try this at home.”

This guy gives a whole new meaning to the term sugar high. Two Orlando police officers are in some deep-fried trouble after they stopped and arrested a Florida citizen on a charge of meth possession. In reality, the only substance Daniel Rushing, 65, was in possession of was Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The cops had mistaken the doughnuts’ iconic sugary glaze for the illicit drug.

Rushing told the Orlando Sentinel that he had just dropped off a neighbor for chemotherapy when he was pulled over for speeding. The cops noticed a “rock-like substance on the floor by his feet.” After performing two roadside drug tests that both came back positive, Rushing was arrested.

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

He was taken to a local county jail, strip searched, and held for 10 hours before being sent home.

Luckily, a few weeks later the laboratory testing uncovered the error.


"It was incredible," Rushing told The Orlando Sentinel. "It feels scary when you haven't done anything wrong and get arrested. … It's just a terrible feeling."