How a Donut Habit Can Send You to Jail

After pulling over the aptly named Daniel Rushing for failing to make a complete stop as he left the parking lot of a 7-11 in Orlando and driving 12 miles an hour above the speed limit, Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins “observed in plain view a rock-like substance on the floor board where his feet were.” The eagle-eyed, street-savvy cop later recalled that she “recognized, through my eleven years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer, the substance to be some sort of narcotic.”

The suspect “stated that the substance is sugar from a Krispy Kreme Donut that he ate,” but Riggs-Hopkins knew better: Two field tests of the “rock-like substance” gave “a positive indication for the presence of amphetamines.”