Police Mistook Her Cotton Candy for Meth and Sent Her to Jail. Now She’s Suing.
When Monroe County sheriff’s deputies asked Dasha Fincher and David Morris Jr. to step out of their vehicle during a Dec. 31, 2016, traffic stop in Georgia, police said Fincher was “very nervous” and “started to shake.”
They were stopped because of a “very dark window tint” and consented to a search of their vehicle, according to an arrest report obtained by CBS affiliate WMAZ-TV. That’s when one of the deputies found a bag containing a “blue crystal like substance” on the passenger-side floorboard, where Fincher had been sitting.
She told Monroe County Deputies Cody Maples and Allen Henderson that the bag contained cotton candy, according to the report.
But a field test showed otherwise.