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Man charged with selling teen girl fake bag of pot

LAKEHURST, N.J., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A 22-year-old New Jersey man accused of selling a teenager a bag of Rice Krispies and oregano was charged with distribution of imitation marijuana.

Lakehurst police Sgt. Ron Heinzman said Richard Erving of Lakehurst was arrested after a 17-year-old girl confessed to her mother that she had spent $210 on a plastic bag that was supposed to contain half an ounce of marijuana, the Asbury Park (N.J.) Press reported Friday.

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Heinzman said police were called to Erving's home on a report of a disturbance when the girl brought her mother back to the residence.

The spokesman said police recovered the $210 and Erving admitted to officers that he sold the fake bag of pot to the teenager.

Erving was arrested and released on a summons for distribution of fake marijuana. The 17-year-old girl was charged with a drug offense and released into her mother's custody.

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