A Georgia woman remained in jail for three months after police thought blue cotton candy in her car was methamphetamine and now she has filed a lawsuit.
The woman was tested for methamphetamine once police suspected the cotton candy to be the meth. The cotton candy tested positive for meth on a roadside test, but it was discovered that the drug test was faulty.
Dasha Fincher was in jail for three months with bond set at $1 million after Fincher was accused of trafficking drugs when she was pulled over on Dec. 31, 2016, and police saw a bag with a blue substance on the floor, FOX5 reported.
According to the police report, police tested the candy because of “packaging and crystal-like feature.” Fincher was then charged and arrested by Monroe County Deputies with trafficking methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
The cotton candy was sent to the GBI for lab analysis while Fincher was in jail for three months and the GBI concluded the blue substance contained no controlled substance.
The GBI sent their results about the blue cotton candy not having a controlled substance to investigators on March 22, 2017 and Fincher was not released from jail until April 4, 2017.
The deputy who performed the test admitted that he had “no training in drug recognition” according to the lawsuit.