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Woman Arrested for Possession of Cotton Candy Suing Police Department

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The scourge of methamphetamine in rural America is certainly no laughing matter.

The drug, which is one of the most addicting substances on the planet, is both dangerous and inexpensive to make.  Not only could your addiction to the drug kill you, but simply attempting to synthesize the proper chemicals could create a hazardous situation for all involved.

Due to the two-pronged threat that meth poses, law enforcement officials are on high alert for signs of the drug’s infiltration into their towns and neighborhoods.

Unfortunately, sometimes, the police may be a little too eager to make a bust.

Dasha Fincher spent three months in jail with bond set at $1 million after she was accused of trafficking drugs when she was pulled over on Dec. 31, 2016, and authorities saw a bag with a blue substance on the floor, FOX5 reported.

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The grandmother told Monroe County Deputies Cody Maples and Allen Henderson that the bag contained cotton candy, but when officers tested the bag with a roadside kit it gave a positive result for methamphetamine.

In a copy of an incident report obtained by WMAZ-TV, police said they tested the bag because of the “packaging and crystal like feature.”

Fincher and the driver were arrested, and she was eventually charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, according to the lawsuit obtained by WMAZ.

The story gets even worse.

After sitting in jail for three months because she could not pay the cash bond, an analysis conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations crime lab in March 2017 revealed the blue substance was cotton candy after all. Prosecutors dropped charges against her in April 2017 and she was released from jail.

Now, Fincher hopes to get her just rewards.

“I want Monroe County to pay for what they did to me,” she told WMAZ.

She’s now suing the officers, Monroe County, the two deputies who stopped her, and the manufacturer of the test kits. During her time behind bars, Fincher said she missed major life events such as the birth of her two grandsons and being with her daughter when she had a miscarriage.

The make and model kit used to administer the test in Monroe County had already come under scrutiny for a glut of false positives registered by police departments nationwide.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.