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Deoderant Mistaken for Cocaine: Man released from jail

Police let a Shakopee man out of jail this week, two months after they mistook deodorant for cocaine, the Pioneer Press reported.

Cornelius F. Salonis, 31, was arrested in August for suspicion of D.U.I. He was put in jail when police saw a white powder in his car that resembled cocaine, but turned out to be deodorant.

Prosecutors dropped the felony charges Wednesday after receiving the results from the State Crime Lab. Salonis pleased guilty to a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving.

Salonis was sentenced for one year in jail, but the Judge allowed dismissed nine months of the sentence and took off one more month for good behavior. Salonis is now free with the two additional months he spent in jail already.