A Florida man was jailed for 90 days after cops had suspected he had cocaine in his vehicle, which turned out to be white powdered drywall.
Cops initially pulled over Karlos Cashe, of Oviedo, for driving without headlights in March, WFTV-TV reported.
Cashe – who was on probation for marijuana and cocaine charges stemming from a 2015 arrest – thought cops had stopped him for a traffic violation.
An officer found white powder on his seat and floorboard, and when the substance was tested, the results came back positive for cocaine, authorities said.
Florida resident Karlos Cashe was held for 90 days in jail when police mistook drywall that was in his car during a traffic stop for cocaine. (WFTV)“I know for a fact that it’s drywall because I’m a handyman,” Cashe told the TV station. A K-9 unit on the scene detected what was believed to be more cocaine and marijuana in the vehicle.
He was then booked at Seminole County Jail and held without bond after more tests resulted positive for the drugs. Lab results on the substances found in Cashe’s car came back negative for cocaine 90 days later. Karlos Cashe is calling for an internal investigation.
“I sat there 90 days knowing I was innocent,” he said. Cashe was released from jail last week but is calling for an internal investigation within the Oviedo Police Department. “I don’t want this to happen to anybody else,” he added.
If this story proves anything its that we have to question the accuracy of theses drug tests?? The test proved it was cocaine until further examination was done and proved it was not. It was just plain, old drywall dust! Also, I thought these crime dogs were supposed to be top-notch? These are the guys we are trusting to keep bombs off of airplanes and they can’t even identify a this common drug? What tests did they do? Someone’s got some splainin’ to do.Let us know what you think of this below.Peace!
Jesse & Salisha