Woman spent 3 months in jail for cotton candy that cops insisted was meth

What happens when drug warriors in Monroe County, Georgia jail a woman for several months because they used a known-unreliable drug test that causes cotton candy to test positive for methamphetamine? My prediction is that the taxpayers will give her a large court settlement, and the drug warriors will give zero fucks.

From WMC5 News:

[Dasha] Fincher told the deputies the bag contained blue cotton candy, but when [Monroe County deputies Cody Maples and Allen Henderson] tested the bag using a roadside field test, the results came back positive for methamphetamine.

In addition, Maples wrote in the incident report that Fincher was “shaking” and “very anxious” during the traffic stop, according to the AJC.

Fincher was arrested and charged with meth trafficking and possession of meth with intent to distribute, WMAZ reports.

Fincher’s bond was set at $1 million, and because she couldn’t pay it, she remained in jail for nearly four months, as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation tested the bag and its contents.

In March 2017, the GBI lab tests determined the substance in the bag was not an illegal drug but was, indeed, cotton candy, the lawsuit states.

Fincher’s charges were dropped four weeks later in April 2017.

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