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Innocent Man sits in jail when drywall powder is mistaken for cocaine

Written by Wamiq Ali

A Florida man was arrested on charges of cocaine possession. The man belonging to Oviedo was stopped by police because his headlights were turned off which according to the man weren’t working fine. The police then searched the vehicle and found some white powder.

Karlos Cashe, told the police that it was drywall powder, but the police were reluctant to believe. The officers ran a background check and he was found to be involved in marijuana and cocaine possession in the past. He was on a probation for marijuana and cocaine charges since 2015. They police didn’t want to take any chance and they took it as a probation period violation.

The police arrested Karlos and then he had to spend 90 days in the jail. The samples from the acquired powder were sent to a lab and it took some months to determine if it wasn’t cocaine. The man was released at once after the police knew that it was drywall powder rather than the cocaine.

Karlos Cashe

The court denied bond to Karlos because he was found violating the probation period. Cashe tells WFTV he repeatedly told officers in Oviedo the substance was drywall.

I sat there 90 days knowing I was innocent, I don’t want this to happen to anybody. – said Karlos

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