Man Sells Fake Heroin to Cop, Gets Arrested Anyway
Ryan Beasley told police he sold the fake heroin so he could buy heroin for himself. The St. Charles man is being charged with selling an "imitation controlled substance."
A St. Charles man sold two pieces of gravel to an undercover detective, telling him the rocks were raw heroin.
A St. Charles County Drug Task Force report said the man doctored the gravel to resemble heroin. A close visual inspection and field tests revealed the substance was not heroin, detectives said.
Ryan T. Beasley, 29, of the 1200 block of Lakeshore Drive in St. Charles, was charged Wednesday, with delivery of an imitation controlled substance.
Detectives said the undercover officer met Beasley near Time Centre Apartments in St. Charles and bought the fake heroin from him for $60.
Beasley told police he sold the fake heroin so he could buy heroin for himself, according to the report. He was on probation for first-degree burglary and resisting arrest.
Bond was set at $30,000.
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