Man jailed four months for "meth" that was epsom salt


While an Australian man cooled his heels in jail for 16 weeks, forensics took their sweet time in determining the "ice" he was busted for was epsom salt.

According to the Fraser Coast Chronicle, Maryborough Magistrate John Smith said that delays in forensics were quite common, adding that he was forced to adjourn a case for a further two months in order for forensic analysis to be completed.

"For the last 14 years nothing has been done (about the delays)," Mr Smith said. "Once again the government needs to have a look at what they are doing in relation to this."

4 months in jail before test reveals 'ice' was just salt via Fraser Coast Chronicle (h/t The Independent)

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