[1/9/17] Ross LeBeau, of Houston, was recently cleared of drug charges after he was arrested for possession of Methamphetamine. It turns out that LeBeau was actually in possession of kitty litter, not meth. However, this made no difference to the cops who kidnapped and caged him for it.
Considering that there was nearly a half pound of the substance in his vehicle, the police thought that they had conducted the bust of the century. They even put out a press release with LeBeau’s mugshot to brag about the bust, after two faulty field tests determined that the substance was crystal meth. While LeBeau spent 3 days in jail, the kitty litter was sent to a forensics lab for further testing, and it was ultimately discovered that the substance was not meth.
“I was wrongly accused. I’m going to do everything in my power to clear my name,” he added.
Attorney George Reul pointed out that the department’s entire field testing system may be compromised.
“Ultimately it might be bad testing equipment that they need to re-evaluate,” attorney George Reul said.