ADRIAN, Mich. – 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 Thursday 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's Raisin Township. 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.
Defense attorney John Glaser says the "false pretenses" were the dirty socks. Suarez will be eligible for parole after a year in prison. His maximum sentence is 7 ½ years.