Police: Woman tried to trade salad for drugs

A 33-year-old woman reportedly approached an officer who was working on a street corner known for drug sales. Police say she asked the officer for $10 worth of cocaine, but said she only had $2 and an Olive Garden salad in a to-go box.

May 17, 2011 11:29:42 AM PDT
A Salt Lake City woman has been arrested after authorities say she asked an undercover officer to give her drugs in exchange for a salad. KSL-TV reports the 33-year-old woman approached the officer who was working on a street corner known for drug sales. Police say she asked the officer for $10 worth of cocaine, but said she only had $2 and an Olive Garden salad in a to-go box.

She told the undercover officer she could return a little later with more money or some gift cards to Olive Garden.

Police allege another officer searched the woman and found a glass pipe inside a cigarette pack in her pocket.

The woman was arrested and charged Monday with attempted possession or use of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.