Pennsylvania Man Accused of Selling Soap as Crack Cocaine

A Pennsylvania man accused of selling soap as crack cocaine waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday.

Paul Lawson, Jr., 38, faces charges of intentional possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, according to the Wilkes Barre Times-Leader.

Police had received complaints of a man named Paul selling fake drugs, when they spotted Lawson on the street with soap on June 13, an affidavit said. When asked why he had the soap, Lawson replied, “It’s like crack. Selling to make a couple of bucks,” adding, “A lot of people ain’t happy with me selling soap,” according to the court papers.

Police said they sent the substance in question for testing, which came back negative for crack cocaine, the Wilkes Barre Times-Leader reported.

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