Man With Kitty Litter In His Car Falsely Accused Of Possession of Methamphetamine
Getting pulled over by the police sucks. But getting pulled over, then arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine? Yeah, that'll ruin your day. And that's what happened to Ross Lebeau of Houston, Texas back in December. You're probably thinking, "Great, another drug dealer off the streets!," right? Well, not in this case.
Lebeau was pulled over and police discovered what they thought was half a pound of meth stuffed in a sock inside his vehicle. A field test confirmed that it was indeed meth. Lebeau was booked and spent three days in jail. But it wasn't meth at all. In fact, it wasn't even close! A third test by the county's forensic lab confirmed that the substance in the sock was actually kitty litter, which Lebeau kept in his car to keep his windows from fogging up! That's much different!
Lebeau and his lawyer are now working to expunge his record because, well, no one wants to be known as a drug kingpin! Unfortunately, the internet is written in ink, so the chances of this ever going away completely are pretty slim.