Texas Man Gets Charges Drop After ‘Meth’ Turns Out To Be Kitty Litter
Photo: GK Hart/Vikki Hart (Getty)
Damn, man. So what did that cat eat?
According to UPI, a Texas man who was arrested last month for meth possession is finally able to breathe a sigh of relief since officials have determined that it was kitty litter and not meth that they found in the back of his car during a traffic stop.
Ross Lebeau was pulled over by police on December 5 after failing to use a blinker, and after admitting that he had marijuana on him, he gave permission to the officer to search his vehicle. That officer found a sock in the back of Lebeau’s vehicle that was filled with a substance Lebeau’s father said would “prevent his windshield from fogging up.”
The officer confiscated the sock, and two different tests of the substance conducted at the sheriff’s office revealed that it contained methamphetamine. Only after Lebeau’s father confirmed that he put kitty litter inside the sock did officials send the substance to the the Institute of Forensic Science, “which concluded it did not contain meth or any other illegal materials.”
While on the surface that might seem like an amusing mixup, Lebeau isn’t laughing.
“This was supposed to be a simple life hack to keep the fog out of the inside of your windshield, and then it turns into what they call a meth bust,” Lebeau said. “I would like an apology. I was wrongly accused and I’m going to do everything in my power, with my family’s backing, to clear my name.”
Also not funny? You guessed it: The thought of how many times these officers might have said somebody else possessed something that tested positive for meth and didn’t send it off to get tested elsewhere.