Police had pulled Ross LeBeau over for a traffic violation in December when they discovered what they thought was a large, half pound stash of methamphetamine hidden in a sock in his car.
LeBeau was arrested and spent three days in jail. The proud Harris County Sheriff's Office was quick to send out a press release complete with LeBeau’s mugshot detailing the big bust.
"They thought they had the biggest bust in Harris County," LeBeau said. "This was the bust of the year for them."
However, LeBeau’s stash was nothing more than a supply of cat litter that his father gave him to keep in his car to reduce fog.
Despite two field tests conducted on the “meth” coming back as positive, a third test carried out in a forensic lab revealed the reality.
It isn’t clear how the first two tests were so glaringly wrong, but LeBeau said he doesn’t blame the police. He however does want an apology and said the arrest caused him to lose work.
"Ultimately it might be bad testing equipment that they need to re-evaluate," his attorney said.
Чувака арестовали во время рутинной остановки на дороге за метафамин, которого изъяли несколько киллограммов, о чем даже сообщили в ТВ. Чувак просидел три дня в кутузке, потерял работу, но тут выяснилось, что это не наркотик (хотя дважды он был идентифицирован как таковой!), а кошачий туалет. Финиш. Такая вот полиция в сельском Техасе.