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Police: Woman claimed cocaine was donut

Alcoa, Tenn. -- Tennessee authorities said a woman with white powder in her mouth when she was pulled over said it was a powdered donut, but testing revealed it to be cocaine.

Police said Whitney Alison Holte, 21, of Knoxville, told officers she had been eating a powdered donut when she was pulled over Jan. 21 in Alcoa, but a field test on the substance they noticed in and around her mouth tested positive for cocaine, The Knoxville (Tenn.) Times reported Tuesday.

Holte was arrested and charged with possession of a Schedule II substance with intent to sell or deliver, driving on a suspended driver's license, driving without proof of insurance, failure to maintain her lane of traffic and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken to the Blount County Jail in lieu of $12,250 total bond.

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