MONROE COUNTY, Georg. (WTHR) — A Georgia woman has filed a lawsuit after she said she spent more than 3 months in jail for a false accusation.
Dasha Fincher said during a roadside drug test, a bag of cotton candy she had in her car was falsely mislabeled as meth, WMAZ reported.
Fincher filed a lawsuit against the two deputies who arrested her and the company that manufactured the drug test.
According to WMAZ, Fincher was stopped because she was riding in a car with tinted windows that appeared darker than the legal limit. However, deputies told WMAZ the windows were legal.
The deputies then conducted a field test that designated the alleged bag of cotton candy as methamphetamine.
Fincher was arrested and charged with meth trafficking and possession ot meth with intent to distribute, according to WMAZ.
Her bond was set at $1 million, however, because she couldn't pay it, she remained in jail.
Three months later, tests results came back and confirmed that the substance in the bag was not an illegal drug, WMAZ reported. The charges against Fincher were dropped four weeks later.
According to the lawsuit, blue food coloring used in the cotton candy would likely cause a false positive test result. The lawsuit also claims that the test used has a history of false positive test results.