Perhaps she do lie

In Britain, if you’re buying cocaine, you apparently have the right to assume that you’re actually getting cocaine:

A conman who was found to be selling washing powder as cocaine has ended up in court for fraud.

Jamie Lee Taylor, 27, passed off the household cleaning product as Class A drugs for two months. His enterprise paid off in the short term as he made “a fair bit of money”, Teesside Crown Court heard. But he ended up in the dock as he had broken the law, despite never having sold illegal narcotics.

In vain did counsel argue that it’s not illegal to sell washing powder. Taylor, though, was busted for offering to supply cocaine and “possession of an article for use in fraud.” I suspect he came up with this scheme the last time he’d been imprisoned. And truth be told, I’m somewhat amused at the vision of someone snorting Daz.

(Via Bayou Renaissance Man.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    6 October 2016 · 5:30 pm

    I’m guessing snorting washing powder could mess a person up almost as badly (though in a different way) than cocaine could.

    now I feel compelled to look up an MSDS sheet on Cheer! or something.

  2. CGHill »

    6 October 2016 · 5:35 pm

    Well, they’d spot Cheer; it’s blue.

    Daz is a Procter and Gamble product, so think Tide. (Even sold in pods, £7 the box.)

  3. McG »

    6 October 2016 · 6:34 pm

    He might have got away with claiming to sell bath salts…

  4. Mike aka Proof »

    6 October 2016 · 7:02 pm

    Piker! I always sell powdered sugar as cocaine. At least my buyers get a sugar high!

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