How Dirty Socks Landed a Michigan Man in Jail

At least he didn't have a backpack full of weed
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 4, 2015 11:16 AM CDT
Hey, this isn't pot!?   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A man who tried to sell a backpack of dirty socks as marijuana has been sentenced to at least one year in a Michigan prison. Michael Suarez was sentenced yesterday for committing fraud through false pretenses. An unarmed robbery charge was dropped. Police say Suarez was pursuing a marijuana deal in July when he showed up at a home in Lenawee County. But instead of carrying pot, he had a backpack stuffed with dirty socks. Police say a purse with $2,800 was stolen from the home. Suarez and others were stopped after speeding through a stop sign. Suarez will be eligible for parole after a year in prison. His maximum sentence is 7.5 years. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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