Fired police officer reinstated after blaming positive cocaine test on 'sexual aid cream'

Miami Beach police Detective Reinaldo Casas was fired last year after a random drug test revealed cocaine in his system. He got his job back with full back pay after he testified that the cocaine had been "unwittingly absorbed into his blood through an erection-enhancing cream he applied to his genitals."

Casas said he received the sex-enhancement cream from a friend, who in turn got it from “an old Cuban guy” as a gift for giving him some political campaign signs.

“Detective Casas is looking forward to resuming his distinguished law-enforcement career with the Miami Beach Police Department in the homicide unit and putting this unfortunate situation behind him,” said Eugene Gibbons, a lawyer for the Miami Beach police union.

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  1. I would expect that not to stand up in court.

  2. Why not? He's an upright citizen.

  3. It's always fun to see cops use excuses they wouldn't accept from suspects. But, thanks to high court / low court. he'll never get prosecuted for possession of the cocaine laced dick cream, which, presumably, he turned over as evidence to get out of his firing... :-p

  4. Old says:

    cocaine had been "unwittingly absorbed into his blood through an erection-enhancing cream he applied to his genitals."

    Man, I HATE when that happens.

  5. Police carry live firearms. They're largely shielded from violence they perpetrate while wearing uniform. We can't tolerate uniformed, armed police taking proscribed stimulant drugs. It's a public safety issue and a liability.

    I agree with not ruining peoples lives over drugs, but actually if they want positions of responsibility - e.g. carrying weapons on behalf of the state, they need to act responsibly - put him on a desk job for a while until he passes three drugs screens and the message gets through.

    People involved in the "justice" system must be held to the highest standards.

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