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Man Wrongly Jailed for 3 Months When Dry Wall Was Mistaken for Cocaine
5 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: admin

Talk about bad luck! This Florida handyman is ecstatic to be walking out of jail a free man after spending three months in the clink. For what? Possession of cocaine. Which is definitely a serious offense, but the problem was he didn’t have cocaine on him. It was really dry wall!

Karlos Cashe was pulled over for a routine traffic stop, when the officer noticed a white powder in the man’s car. Cashe explained that the powde was not drugs, but dry wall residue from his job as a handyman. But the cops still called for backup.

When a drug sniffing K-9 showed up and alerted officers that narcotics were indeed present in the vehicle, all bets were off. The officers also found that Cashe had been arrested a couple years ago for marijuana and cocaine charges. So off to jail he went!

When he was arrested, he was denied a bail bond by a judge because it was believed he had violated his parole.

After three months in jail, lab tests returned and corroborated Cashe’s story that the powder in his car was indeed dry wall residue. Cashe was able to walk out a free man.

“I saw there 90 days knowing I was innocent.” Cashe told news outlets. It will be interesting to see what he does now that he is out of jail. So far, the police department has no comment.

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Original Post: Man Spent 3 Months Behind Bars for Possession of Cocaine That Turned Out to be Dry Wall

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