Woman Arrested for Cotton Candy Sues After Spending 3 Months in Jail

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
November 28, 2018US News

A Georgia woman is suing after spending three months in jail when police mistook her cotton candy for methamphetamine.

Dasha Fincher filed a lawsuit on Nov. 15 in U.S. District Court in Macon, against Monroe County, the two deputies who arrested her, and the North Carolina company that manufactured the drug test.

Fincher missed a lot while she was wrongfully imprisoned.

“My daughter had a miscarriage. I wasn’t there for that. My twin grandsons were born. I missed that,” she told FOX news.

Fincher was pulled over on Dec. 31, 2016.

Deputies said they stopped the car because of its dark tinted windows.

They then became suspicious of the open bag of cotton candy. The packaging and crystal-like features of the cotton candy made it hard for the deputies to believe it was just that.

They conducted a roadside test, which showed the cotton candy tested positive for meth.

Fincher was arrested and charged with meth trafficking and possession of meth with intent to distribute.

“I just couldn’t believe it was happening,” Fincher said Tuesday, Nov. 27, in a statement provided by her attorney.

The charges were dropped April 2017, when the Georgia Bureau of Investigations conducted an analysis and concluded it was in fact, cotton candy.

After three months of wasted time behind bars, Fincher said, “I want Monroe County to pay for what they did to me.”

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