Dasha Fincher has filed a lawsuit against Monroe County, Georgia because sheriff’s deputies put her in jail for more than three months after a roadside drug test kit wrongly identified her cotton candy as methamphetamine on Dec. 31, 2016 (more video below).
Fincher told WSB-TV that Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies Cody Maples and Kevin Williams pulled her over and searched her car:
Then they found the cotton candy in the floorboard of the car. They said that the results from the roadside kit came back as positive.
A police report said “based on the packaging and crystal like feature, Corporal Williams tested the substance.”
However, GBI lab tests said on March 22, 2017 there were “no controlled substances confirmed in the sample.”
Amazingly, the false drug charges were not dropped until April 18, 2017.
Fincher said a judge set her bond at $1 million (a bail rate usually used for murderers).
WTVT reported in 2015 about the many false positives from field drug test kits used by law enforcement (video below).