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These Teens Got Arrested For Trying To Sell Pancake Mix To Undercover Cops

IHop they have someone to bail them out of jail.

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The undercover cops arranged a meet up to purchase a kilo of cocaine for $27,000, but when the teens arrived they brought pancake mix wrapped in plastic and tape to give the illusion that it was actually cocaine.

Now $27,000 for just one box of pancake mix is a hefty price, but I'm curious how many pancakes $27,000 could get you. So let's break this down.

Hungry Jack

Here is a 32oz box of Hungry Jack Complete Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix. The average price for this box is approximately $1.98, so let's just round that up to $2 — after all we have $27,000 to blow on pancakes. That means we can buy 13,500 boxes of pancake mix.

Now according to the box 1/2 cup of dry mix will make roughly three 4-inch pancakes. There are 4 cups in a box so basically one box of pancake mix gets us about 24 4-inch pancakes.


So basically if we used our $27,000 to buy 13,500 boxes of pancake mix, we could make 324,000 pancakes, which to me seems like a much better deal than spending $27,000 on a kilo of cocaine. But you know, to each their own.

I'm not the only one having a bit of fun with this case. Chief Jeffrey Swoboda of the Elgin Police Department praised his team in a statement saying, "On a serious investigation like this, we will never short stack our efforts."

BuzzFeed has reached to the Elgin Police Department for comment.