Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Glaze Gets Man Arrested
A man arrested after police mistook the glaze from his Krispy Kreme doughnut for crystal meth has received a $37,500 settlement.
During a traffic stop an officer spotted four small flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine.
Daniel Rushing told the officers they were likely bits of the Krispy Kreme doughnut he’d eaten earlier, but he was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after two roadside drug tests tested positive for an illegal substance.
I’ve never even smoked a cigarette before, let alone meth.
The arresting officer wrote in the arrest report that she,
recognized through my eleven years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer the substance to be some sort of narcotic.
Weeks later, a state crime lab cleared Rushing of the drug allegations and charges against him were dropped.
The officer was given a written reprimand for making an improper arrest, and the Police Department ended up training more than 730 officers on how to properly use field-test kits.