By Cassandra Elliott
A US woman is taking legal action against the police and a drug testing company after spending three months in jail after her bag of fairy floss was mistaken for methamphetamine.
Dasha Fincher, is now suing the local police officers who arrested her and drug test manufacturer Sirchie, for wrongful actions and negligence owing to a defective drug test at a routine traffic stop in 2016.
Monroe County court documents state Ms Fincher was improperly detained on December 31st, 2016 after being arrested and charged with meth trafficking and possession with intent to distribute.
The 41-year-old’s bail was set at $1million, which she could not afford, therefore leaving her in custody until her charges were dropped on the 4th of April.
On the 22nd of March, a state crime laboratory tested the bag of light blue fairy floss (cotton candy) and concluded it did not contain any drugs.
Despite her innocence, according to the lawsuit, the arrest remains on her record.
Ms Fincher says she missed important life events because of the unlawful jailing, which is why she’s taken legal action.