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Man Arrested Because Orlando Police Thought Doughnut Glaze Was Meth

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This is funny and sad at the same time. If one were to believe the old story about cops and doughnuts, one might think a police officer with 11 years experience could tell the difference between crystal meth and doughnut glazing.

Man Arrested Because Orlando Police Thought Doughnut Glaze Was Meth

An 64-year-old Orlando man has been cleared of criminal charges following his December arrest, when police officers thought a “rock like substance” on the floor of his car—actually the dried glaze from a Krispy Kreme doughnut—was crystal meth.

Daniel Frederick Rushing was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine after he was pulled over for speeding, NBC 6 reports. The arresting officer stated in a police report that she had “recognized, through my eleven years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer,” a dried substance on the floor of Rushing’s car to be “the substance to be some sort of narcotic.” The officer performed two separate field tests, which tested positive for the presence of amphetamines.

Maybe the Orlando PD needs some new field test equipment.

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"It feels scary when you haven't done anything wrong and get arrested,” he told the paper. “It's just a terrible feeling."

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So thats why Krispy Cream is so addictive...
 

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This is funny and sad at the same time. If one were to believe the old story about cops and doughnuts, one might think a police officer with 11 years experience could tell the difference between crystal meth and doughnut glazing.



Maybe the Orlando PD needs some new field test equipment.

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Well, Krispy-Kreme's are addictive a hell, are bad for your health, and do create a sense of euphoria as soon as they enter your mouth, so there is that.

I, however, am less concerned with a field test that gave a false positive than I am with a police officer that supposedly has 11 years experience that cannot immediately and with saliva running from her mouth, identify even the smallest traces of a Krispy-Kreme doughnut. If I were on a jury, that would tend to make me question her testimony on anything else she had to say. Eleven year police veteran can't properly identify Krispy-Kreme doughnut icing? Rrrriiiigggghhhhtttt.
 

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My issue with stories like these isnt so much that a cop made a mistake. That happens, they are people just like the rest of us. My issue is the operate with too much automony to be wrong. Mere suspicion is too low of a standard to be arrested for. Whatever happened to accepting that 10 guilty may go free to protect the 1 from being wringly persecuted.

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Two separate field tests. What did you want the officer to do, ignore them?

The officers did the right thing, they thought they encountered illegal drugs, two separate field tests identified the substance as illegal drugs, so they effected the arrest.

Later the lab work set them straight. But now there's a huge freaking problem for the country and the manufacturer of those tests. How many arrests have been based upon the tests from this manufacturer? Those are no good now. And even more - does this call into reliability all the field tests of this sort, regardless of manufacturer?
 

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Two separate field tests. What did you want the officer to do, ignore them?

The officers did the right thing, they thought they encountered illegal drugs, two separate field tests identified the substance as illegal drugs, so they effected the arrest.

Later the lab work set them straight. But now there's a huge freaking problem for the country and the manufacturer of those tests. How many arrests have been based upon the tests from this manufacturer? Those are no good now. And even more - does this call into reliability all the field tests of this sort, regardless of manufacturer?
If a field test is unreliable than it should not be used. I will concede my philosphy comes with a price, sometimes innocent people will get hurt because the police hands were tied to prevent it from happening because they lacked adequate proof. Burden is on police to prove guilt. Innocence is the assumed standard unless can be proved otherwise.

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Two separate field tests. What did you want the officer to do, ignore them?

The officers did the right thing, they thought they encountered illegal drugs, two separate field tests identified the substance as illegal drugs, so they effected the arrest.

Later the lab work set them straight. But now there's a huge freaking problem for the country and the manufacturer of those tests. How many arrests have been based upon the tests from this manufacturer? Those are no good now. And even more - does this call into reliability all the field tests of this sort, regardless of manufacturer?

It makes me question if she did the test right, or at all.
 

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This is funny and sad at the same time. If one were to believe the old story about cops and doughnuts, one might think a police officer with 11 years experience could tell the difference between crystal meth and doughnut glazing.



Maybe the Orlando PD needs some new field test equipment.

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The field testing equipment is notoriously unreliable. It has tested positive on: pure water, the air in the room, a sober person's breath, and hamburger meat. I'm pretty sure the testing company has a lucrative contract with LEO/members in politics to provide unreliable tests in exchange for kickbacks and vice-versa.

Let's not forget the infamous example of cops trying to pressure a women to plead guilty to having meth when he claimed a red substance on a spoon was drugs. It turned out to be Spaghettios. And the woman nearly pled guilty too because she just didn't want to be in jail anymore (couldn't make bail you see).

It kinda makes me wonder: how can meth look like spaghettios and Crispy Crème donut glaze? It seems like Crystal Meth can look like anything cops say it looks like. Booger hanging of your nose? Meth. Dandruff? No it's meth. Sweat? Nah son, that's liquid meth.
 

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The field testing equipment is notoriously unreliable. It has tested positive on: pure water, the air in the room, a sober person's breath, and hamburger meat. I'm pretty sure the testing company has a lucrative contract with LEO/members in politics to provide unreliable tests in exchange for kickbacks and vice-versa.

Let's not forget the infamous example of cops trying to pressure a women to plead guilty to having meth when he claimed a red substance on a spoon was drugs. It turned out to be Spaghettios. And the woman nearly pled guilty too because she just didn't want to be in jail anymore (couldn't make bail you see).

It kinda makes me wonder: how can meth look like spaghettios and Crispy Crème donut glaze? It seems like Crystal Meth can look like anything cops say it looks like. Booger hanging of your nose? Meth. Dandruff? No it's meth. Sweat? Nah son, that's liquid meth.

You wouldn't happen to have a link to this story would you. Would like to read up on it.
 

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In another universe, cops arrested for eating donuts...they thought it was meth.
 

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Two separate field tests. What did you want the officer to do, ignore them?

The officers did the right thing, they thought they encountered illegal drugs, two separate field tests identified the substance as illegal drugs, so they effected the arrest.

Later the lab work set them straight. But now there's a huge freaking problem for the country and the manufacturer of those tests. How many arrests have been based upon the tests from this manufacturer? Those are no good now. And even more - does this call into reliability all the field tests of this sort, regardless of manufacturer?

Clearly the field test is bull**** designed specifically to trigger asset seizure laws.
 
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