Pubdate: Sun, 20 Feb 2000
Source: Toronto Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2000, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Contact:  333 King St. E., Toronto, Ontario M5A 3X5 Canada
Fax: (416) 947-3228
Author: John Herbert


LONDON, Ont. -- A soap opera of sorts is unfolding after a police drug raid
earlier this week.

London Police had announced they'd made a cocaine bust that scooped $300,000
worth of the illegal narcotic off the streets.  Now they say it wasn't coke.

And one of the men charged contends the substance was nothing more than
laundry soap.

Supt. Dave Lucio said further tests will tell police what they found, but it
definitely wasn't cocaine.


"It's Sunlight soap,'' Jeremy (Jake) Clements, 25, said yesterday, laughing
over the phone from jail, where he's in custody on drug charges.

"There were more boxes of soap sitting down there right beside the stuff
they took," he said.

Clements, Michael Joseph Young, 36, and a 17-year-old female have been
charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana for the purpose of
trafficking and other offences.

Police said charges against the three will stand because other drug stashes
were allegedly found.
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