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A woman spent several months in prison because police took cotton candy for methamphetamine

Dasha Fincher is suing Monroe County (USA, Georgia) because the police thought her cotton candy was meth.

According to the lawsuit , Fincher was arrested on the eve of the New Year 2017. The police stopped her car, considering that her tinted windows were too dark. Reportedly, no problems with the windows were later identified. But this was not the worst mistake the police made that day. Two officers who stopped the car, Cody Maples and Allan Henderson, noticed in the car an open bag containing “light blue spherical substance”. Fincher told them that the bag was full of cotton candy.

Under the influence of external factors, cotton candy can crystallize. A bag of cotton candy Fincher, apparently crystallized, turning the contents into something that, according to police, was similar to methamphetamine. Maples and Henderson conducted an express test of the substance and, as stated, the test gave them a positive result for methamphetamine. Fincher was sent to prison for trading in meth with the possibility of going on bail of $ 1 million. Of course, Daria had no such money.

In March 2017, during the investigation of her case, one of the employees conducted a repeated test of a substance that was withdrawn from the car. And it turned out that there is no methamphetamine there and it’s just expired cotton candy. After that, the charges against her were dropped and she was released in April. The court documents, first published by WMAZ , show that Fincher asks for damages in the amount to be determined by the jury. What prompted Dasha to attack his offenders only one and a half years after the event, none of the American journalists could find out.

While Daria was in prison, several things happened in her life. Her son was doubled, and her daughter had a miscarriage, but the women did not have the power to be next to their children in this retarded moment of life. The performance of the vehicle is subject to official, local authorities and manufacturers of expo-test on drugs, which has been shown incorrectly during use. The test was manufactured by Sirchie Acquisitions, based in North Carolina, and the police who used it did not receive appropriate training in drug identification, the suit says.

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