Man Jailed After Police Confuse Cat Litter For Crystal Meth

A man is jailed for three days after police mistake his bag of cat litter for half a pound of methamphetamine

Ross Lebeau
Ross Lebeau, Harris County Sheriff's Office

On Monday 5th December, 24-year-old, Ross Lebeau was stopped by police due to a traffic offense, the police searched Ross' vehicle and found what looked like almost half a pound of methamphetamine. 

Harris County Sheriff's Office conducted two field tests which yielded positive results for crystal meth.

Ross was arrested for what seemed to be the biggest drug bust of the year. The police held Ross in jail for three days before they realized their mistake, the bag was not full of crystal meth but instead it was full of cat litter. Ross was released from jail and all of his charges were dropped.

Ross spoke to  ABC13, he told them that his father gave him the bag of cat litter and he placed it inside a sock to keep the windows from fogging up. Ross ultimately wanted the police to say sorry for the ordeal, telling the interviewer,"I would like an apology,".

Harris County Sheriff’s Office released a statement stating, "Regarding this incident all indication shows that the deputies followed basic procedures and followed established protocol related to this incident. Because of the established procedures in place and this contraband was submitted to the Institute of Forensic Science it was determined not to be methamphetamine and charges were dismissed."



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