A Georgia woman has filed a lawsuit against Monroe County authorities after deputies wrongly identified a bag of cotton candy as methamphetamine and arrested her on drug charges. She spent months behind bars as a result of the error.
A narcotics investigation that culminated in the search of a Georgia home prompted police to warn local parents about dangerous illegal drugs made to look like Halloween candy. The Oct. 22 Facebook post from the Dublin Police Department came after officers took a local resident into custody on drug possession and distribution charges. Officers say that they recovered methamphetamine pills during a search of the man's West Avenue residence that were almost identical in appearance to popular children's candies and vitamin pills.
Although marijuana is not legal in Georgia, it has been legalized in a number of other states. Despite this, an FBI report released on Sept. 24 indicates that a growing number of people are being taken into custody on marijuana charges.
Being accused of cocaine possession here in Georgia can be life-altering. There are a great many things at stake for a person when facing such charges, including his or her freedom. A possession conviction can put a person behind bars for a very long time.