Police arrested a Delaware man on Wednesday for allegedly trying to sell fake cocaine while with his three-year-old son.
Around 4:30 p.m., police arrived at the home of 29-year-old Mark Cool of Sherwood Forest in Newark.
The officers had received a tip that Cool was making drug deliveries from his house. When they arrived, they reportedly saw Cool enter his car with his son and leave the area.
Police stopped his car at the Brookside Shopping Center after a computer inquiry revealed that Cool was driving with a suspended license.
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During the stop, the officers allegedly saw a baggie containing a white powdery substance on the floor in front of Cool’s son.
Police say that the substance was flour that Cool was attempting to sell as cocaine.
Cool was taken into custody and charged with possession with intent to deliver a counterfeit controlled substance, driving with a suspended license and unlawfully dealing with a child.
He was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institute after failing to post $10,550 cash bail. He was also ordered to have no contact with his son.