A 12-year-old, 6th grade middleschooler of Aurora, Chicago, who brought powdered sugar for his school science project has been charged with felony possession of a look-alike drug.
The boy joked to friends that he had a bag of cocaine. A custodian upon hearing the conversation reported it, earning the boy a free trip to jail and a two week school suspension. The school handbook scrictly prohibits look-alike drugs.
Upon conviction the boy most likely faces up to five years probation and could be placed in a residential treatment program.