Sadly, drywall—the stuff people use to build houses or whatever—isn't recreationally synonymous with cocaine. However, that didn't stop cops in Florida from jailing a man for 90 days over it.
Karlos Cashe got out of jail Tuesday after being arrested for cocaine that was later proven to not be cocaine at all, WESH 2 News reported. "I want them to restore what I lost for those 90 days," Cashe told reporters.
Cashe was initially pulled over for driving with his headlights off in Oviedo. After a police dog allegedly captured "the scent of drugs," cops said they had discovered a trace of marijuana and "possible cocaine" in the car. A field test, at least according to police, came back positive. Cashe was denied bond due to his probation status, which the Palm Beach Post said stems from previous weed and cocaine charges.
Nearly 3 months after his arrest, Cashe—who openly admits he's endured legal issues in the past—was freed upon the release of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) lab test. FDLE determined that "no controlled substances" were in Cashe's vehicle. The substance in question, Cashe said, is actually just some drywall dust from work. Cashe's lawyer, Dan Megaro, has since criticized the field test used during the traffic stop.
Previously in Florida, a man said police mistook "four tiny flakes" of Krispy Kreme donut glaze for meth in 2015 and promptly arrested him. Roadside drug tests reportedly came back positive for meth, but a subsequent state lab test cleared him of any wrongdoing. Months later, the Krispy Kreme fan announced a lawsuit against the city and the manufacturer of the roadside drug tests seeking $15,000 in damages.
The lesson here? Some cops apparently don't know a goddamn thing about actual drugs and actually using them.