FLORIDUH - Mistaking Doughnut Glaze For Meth Costs City of Orlando $37500!

Rushing was taken to jail in 2015 by Cpl. At that point Riggs-Hopkins "observed in plain view a rock-like substance on the floor board where his feet were".

The Miami Herald reported that police were conducting a drug stakeout when they stopped Rushing. Officers were monitoring the convenience store after receiving drug complaints, and Riggs-Hopkins was apparently fixed in that mindset when she noticed traces of something rocky and white on Rushing's floorboard.

Rushing still goes to Krispy Kreme on occasion to get a glazed doughnut, but no longer eats them in his vehicle. "They tried to say it was crack cocaine at first, then they said, 'No, it's meth, crystal meth'".

Two roadside drug tests came back positive, which was a particular shock for Rushing who said that he had never smoked a cigarette before, and had never taken drugs.

Adding insult to injury, Rushing was accused of possessing meth "with a weapon" (his legally carried handgun), which made a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison, into a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Rushing was arrested on a "possession of methamphetamine with a firearm charge", but a test done by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement showed that the substance was instead sugar from a doughnut.

He told the Orlando Sentinel that he hasn't been able to get a job since his false arrest. The Orlando Police Department (OPD) initially defended the arrest.

Riggs-Hopkins was handed a reprimand for the improper arrest and 730 members of the Orlando Police were forced to undergo training in how to use test kits to prevent a similar case from happening again.

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