Woman Locked Up After Cops Mistake Cotton Candy for Meth

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While it should come as no surprise that cotton candy isn’t good for you, one woman in Georgia has learned just how bad it can be.
Dasha Fincher says she spent four months in jail after police mistook a bag of the fair favorite for crystal meth. She’s now suing for wrongful arrest.
The alleged mix up occurred on New Year’s Eve in 2016 when Monroe County sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on Fincher because her vehicle’s window tint appeared to be too dark. The police report reveals a field test on the cotton candy indicated it was meth. She served nearly four months behind bars before the results of a more thorough test came back, showing “no controlled substances confirmed in the sample.”
Given that people are “presumed innocent until proven guilty,” should suspected drug users be held until conclusive lab results are returned? In a case like this, should law enforcement have attempted to speed up the process?



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