Cops Try and Fail to say Bird Droppings are Cocaine
Article from Town Hall by Timothy Meads.
A case out of South Carolina is highlighting the fact once again the drug-testing kits used by local police officers can be wildly inaccurate. On Thursday, drug charges were dropped against Shai Werts, Georgia Southern University’s starting quarterback, after he and his attorneys battled against accusations from Saluda County police earlier this summer that a white substance found on the hood of his car was cocaine. It turns out, it was bird crap.
An instant drug test said it was indeed cocaine, and Wertz was subsequently arrested.
“I have no reason to lie to you about cocaine,” he said as he was being placed in handcuffs. “I play football, so I don’t do cocaine.”
But, after a further test was done on the “cocaine” authorities determined that Werts was telling the truth.
Read the entire article at Town Hall.
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