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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 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 , was charged Wednesday, with delivery of an imitation controlled substance.

Detectives said the undercover officer met Beasley near 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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Rich Pope August 28, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Holy cow! Gravel? Really??? Dumbarse.
Stacy August 30, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Guess you would rather he sell the real thing,your about as stupid as the cops that made the deal.
Neto December 03, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Wow

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