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Fri May 20, 2022, 08:26 AM May 2022

Let's get serious. If you think women will be jailed for miscarriages, you're just overreacting [View all]

I mean, it's just ludicrous to think that...

A Man Spent Two Years in Prison for 'Cocaine' That Was Powdered Sugar

Delaware may be the second smallest state in the US, but it's had some big problems with its drug testing lab. A scandal in 2014 revealed that employees at the state's Controlled Substances Lab were stealing drug evidence. The lab was shut down after it was found to be riddled with "systemic failures" including mismanagement, nonexistent security, and bumbling incompetence.

The fallout from that scandal continues as this week Jermaine Dollard, a man convicted in 2012 of supplying cocaine to a Kent County distribution ring, is free and suing the state along with several of its current and former employees. The reason for his lawsuit is that the evidence in his case—alleged to be two kilograms of cocaine—was recently retested (or tested for the first time, as no one is sure it was ever really tested before) and found to be powdered sugar.


Florida Man Awarded $37,500 After Cops Mistake Glazed Doughnut Crumbs For Meth

In December 2015, 64-year-old Daniel Rushing had just dropped off a friend at chemotherapy and was driving home an older woman from his church who worked at the 7-Eleven and would otherwise walk the 2 miles home.

As Rushing drove away from the convenience store, police pulled him over. The officer said he had been driving 42 miles an hour in a 30 zone and had failed to come to a complete stop before entering the roadway. When Rushing handed over his driver's license, Officer Shelby Riggs-Hopkins noticed his concealed-weapons permit. Rushing confirmed he had a pistol, and she asked him to step out of the car for her safety.

But Riggs-Hopkins had noticed some crystals on the floorboard of the car, and when officers used a field testing kit, the white substance tested positive for methamphetamine.

Orlando police sent the evidence it had collected from Rushing's car to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for further testing — which determined that just as he'd said, the white crystals were not a controlled substance. (Results did not indicate whether the substance was sweet and delicious.)


$2M worth of 'fentanyl' seized turns out to be sugar, lab says

What officials thought was $2M worth of fentanyl seized in a drug bust turned out to be sugar, a drug testing company said.

On July 13, three people were arrested in a drug raid, and deputies in North Carolina seized what they believed to be 13 pounds of fentanyl.

According to CBS affiliate WREG, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office tested several samples of a powder-like substance that was found with a Scott Company Drug Testing CSI field test kit and determined that the substance was fentanyl.

However, when the state lab tested the powder again, they realized the error. Results from a private company, NMS, proved that the "fentanyl" was actually sugar.


... women who miscarry will ever be accused of murder, be convicted, be jailed, have their lives turned upside down by authorities in a post-Roe world with the best forensic techniques and most unbiased minds. Crazy. It'll never happen.

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It's happened already, so. WhiskeyGrinder May 2022 #1
It sure has.. HighFired49 May 2022 #22
That's the point elias7 May 2022 #25
K&R, uponit7771 May 2022 #2
Good thing people want to fund cops more with all these new criminalizations coming down the pipe. WhiskeyGrinder May 2022 #3
Bravo! OldBaldy1701E May 2022 #27
Assumed guilty and no way to prove themselves innocent. That's the way it will work Walleye May 2022 #4
And it will mostly be black and brown women who get prosecuted and jailed. Lonestarblue May 2022 #5
Ding ding ding ck4829 May 2022 #21
You are right edhopper May 2022 #6
There's this rationalization RoeVWade May 2022 #7
They're working on ways to block travel for abortion, too...nt Wounded Bear May 2022 #17
I think/hope you were being sarcastic but didn't include the emoji? lark May 2022 #8
I avoid putting disclaimers over things I post, and yes, I've even had ck4829 May 2022 #10
Sarcasm isn't always as obvious as we think it is when we are creating it. ShazzieB May 2022 #15
I have a 100% perfect sarcasm detector KS Toronado May 2022 #19
I think a sarcasm label would have been a good idea. Grumpy Old Guy May 2022 #20
These nut jobs believe E. Normus May 2022 #9
All so that the religiously insane can appease their gods. Farmer-Rick May 2022 #11
In the movie "Rain Without Thunder" slightlv May 2022 #24
Oh, arrests and prosecutions WILL happen. Texin May 2022 #12
Don't forget the Florida man sentenced 90 years for pot. Emile May 2022 #13
in April 2022 barbtries May 2022 #14
Exactly. niyad May 2022 #16
And yet some Democrats are okay with candidates who are not pro choice? hamsterjill May 2022 #18
especially when any crackpot with a grudge can get $10,000 for the claim DBoon May 2022 #23
it will only get worse... markie May 2022 #26
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