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Man Jailed After He Says Cops Mistook Krispy Kreme Glaze For Meth

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posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 03:38 PM
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Man Jailed After He Says Cops Mistook Krispy Kreme Glaze For Meth

Look. There are many people who are for roadside drug testing, but here we have an example of when that stuff goes wrong. I personally hate the fact that drugs are illegal in this country. Decriminalization is the way to go. Even for meth, or in the case of this article Krispy Kreme donuts.


Daniel Rushing was pulled over in December for a traffic violation when Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkin spotted flakes of a mysterious substance on the floor that she suspected were “some sort of narcotic,” she wrote in an arrest report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.

Rushing told the outlet that he agreed to a search of his car because he knew he had nothing to hide. He says he told officers the flakes were glaze from a Krispy Kreme Donut he ate in the car, and was shocked when two roadside drug tests came back positive for crystal meth.

“I kept telling them, ‘That’s … glaze from a doughnut,” he told the Orlando Sentinel. “They tried to say it was crack coc aine at first, then they said, ‘No, it’s meth, crystal meth.’”

Rushing was strip-searched and held at the county jail for 10 hours before being released on a $2,500 bond. But weeks later, Rushing seemed to be vindicated when a lab analysis showed that the flakes did not contain any illicit substances. Next month, he plans to file a lawsuit against the city for unspecified damages in what he says was a wrongful arrest.


That's right he went to jail for 10 days for having a dirty car and having Krispy Kreme donut glaze sitting in his car. Which, according to the police office is crystal meth. So it gets even better.


Orland Police Sgt. Wanda Ford told The Huffington Post that there’s no confirmation the substance was specifically doughnut glaze — testing merely determined that it was not an illegal drug.

“The substance was not in fact found to be krispy kreme flakes,” she wrote in an email. “FDLE testing just determined it wasn’t a controlled substance.”

She added that Rushing was never charged with a crime, but that the department believes the arrest was legal.

That's right. It wasn't found to be Krispy Kreme flakes. Therefore the arrest was justified. Good to know right?

This is a clear example of why the war on drugs is flawed. This man sat in jail because he was guilty in the eyes of the officer. He refused to even give the poor guy the benefit of the doubt. "Nope it's DEFINITELY meth".

Then to top this off, he sits in jail for TEN days. I understand these tests take time to complete, but come on?

So to those still thinking tests like these are worthwhile, look at this other case presented in the article:

But the inaccuracy of those field tests is part of a much larger issue. A comprehensive report by ProPublica published this month found the error rate for drug field tests is so high that “there is every reason to suspect” the tests result in thousands of wrongful convictions each year.

Ashley Huff is one particularly outrageous example of how an incorrect field test could potentially lead to a permanent criminal record. In 2014, cops in Georgia arrested her after a substance she said was SpaghettiOs sauce tested positive for meth.

A lab analysis ultimately confirmed that the substance was not meth, but it took officials more than a month to get around to testing it. In the meantime, Huff sat in jail, unable to afford bail. During that time, she was so desperate to get out that she was strongly considering taking a plea deal — and a drug record — just so she could leave.

That's right, this poor lady was almost forced to take a plea deal JUST so she could get out of jail. That's wrong no matter how you slice it.

My solution to this? Stop jailing people for simple possession!
edit on 28-7-2016 by Krazysh0t because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 03:43 PM
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Cop wanted that donut
Hope he successfully sues them!



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 03:48 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

tax payers money hard at work.

those drug tests/analysis cost a pretty penny.

at least she was protecting and serving, right?
how could she not have been, when im sure the chief of police will do whatever to cover this up or play a different angle, or a new analysis is done and there was traces of other controlled substances.



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

The article said that he was in jail for 10 hours, not 10 days.



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Isn't this a case of crummy technology rather than bad cops? If they genuinely thought the flakes looked like meth, and their testing kit said it was, they acted correctly.

As long as the drug laws exist, technology needs to be up to the task. I mean, what's changed here?? The guy's spent time in the slammer for nothing. Have any lessons been learned? Is the same testing kit still being used?

It should be withdrawn ASAP.

I'm in favour of ending the war on drugs. It'd be the quickest way to bankrupt organised crime groups and the cost of petty drug-related crimes would plummet straight away.



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Could the cop not have tasted it?


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posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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originally posted by: BeBoo
a reply to: Krazysh0t

The article said that he was in jail for 10 hours, not 10 days.


10 minutes is too long when you've done nothing wrong.



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 04:02 PM
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The guy in the article needs to get some drug kits the cops use in the uk or at airports and embarass them big time in court , Testing takes seconds for over 300 different types of drugs , even legally prescribed doctors drugs can get you banned from driving now .

But the cops have machines and sample bags that can do this type of test in less than 30 minutes for what we call class 1 drugs but get caught with enough m/j for one little smoke as i have been 4 times now and you get clobbered with fines and spend days going back and fore to court , i wish the law and police would take the American approach with soft drugs that are naturally occuring .

Instead all the young ones are heading for the dark net and bath salts route and many are paying for it with their lives



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 04:03 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Wow officers gone wild! A new feature length film. I once had a cop stop me for speeding. He asked me if I knew why he stopped me, so I said you thought you smelled donuts and coffee in the car? Good thing the donuts weren't glazed lol.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 04:05 PM
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he should sue the maker of the test kit,he would win that suit, not sure he would win a suit against the police.If they used the test correctly and according to the manufactures instructions then they did nothing wrong. maybe he could prove that the police know the test is unreliable but they continue to use it anyway.



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 04:06 PM
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So with all of the canneboid laced chocolate bars, brownies, etc. being used out there for MMJ, one may want to clean and vacuum the interior of their car more often, it seems!



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 04:29 PM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

That's why I said at the end that my solution is to end incarceration for possession.



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 04:32 PM
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originally posted by: ColaTesla
a reply to: Krazysh0t

Could the cop not have tasted it?

No. That's actually a hollywood myth. Sure it works for something like coc aine where it won't get you high if you eat it, but tasting drugs is a VERY bad idea since you could easily be ingesting poison if you aren't careful. Plus dosing is VASTLY different between drugs. For instance powered '___', all you need is a small bit and you would be tripping for days, and all you need to do is taste it. That's why its usually distilled into a liquid form. Ecstasy or molly is dosed by eating the drug too. The drug talked about in the op, meth, isn't chemically far away from ecstasy either. Many times they even cut ecstasy with meth. So don't EVER taste a drug you don't know what it is. Seriously. That is very dangerous.
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posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: Tardacus

I bet the company is making huge money selling this test kits. They may have cut corners for even more profit. They might be very inaccurate (false positive). The assumption the police will actually be testing drugs.

It seems like a long shot but very little surprises me with business corruption today.

Some testing of the kits might be in order.

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Or maybe the police "help" small samples, just a bit.
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posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

You might want to edit your post to say 10 hours not days.



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 05:36 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

That cop must be slipping if he can't identify glaze from donuts! haha



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 06:13 PM
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He's a cop. Not a Detective.



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 06:41 PM
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innocent until you get too close to an officer.


suspect until proven guilty seems to be the norm these days.



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 07:24 PM
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FYI Krispy Kreme is meth. So did you say you are pro legalization of drugs but against roadside drug testing?
Legalization is the FASTEST route to roadside testing. In fact, roadside testing for drugs has been shown to be nearly imposable to implement without legalization.
Hurah Gary Johnson! Vote for road safety-vote for Johnson!a reply to: Krazysh0t



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 07:29 PM
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Isn't Krispy Kreme glaze basically meth anyway?
The chaos that ensues when the "fresh doughnuts" sign turns on at the one by my place would suggest as much...




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