Posted: 11:18 am Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

A Florida man spent 90 days in jail after police thought his powdered drywall was cocaine 

By tysheeks

Karlos Cashe spent 90 days in jail, for a crime that was false.

Police mistakenly thought that the powdered drywall that was found in his truck was cocaine.


Cops initially pulled over Karlos Cashe, of Oviedo, for driving without headlights in March, WFTV-TV reported.

Cashe – who was on probation for marijuana and cocaine charges stemming from a 2015 arrest – thought cops had stopped him for a traffic violation.

An officer found white powder on his seat and floorboard, and when the substance was tested, the results came back positive for cocaine, authorities said.

“I know for a fact that it’s drywall because I’m a handyman,” Cashe told the TV station.

A K-9 unit on the scene detected what was believed to be more cocaine and marijuana in the vehicle.

He was then booked at Seminole County Jail and held without bond after more tests resulted positive for the drugs. 

Lab results on the substances found in Cashe’s car came back negative for cocaine 90 days later.

“I sat there 90 days knowing I was innocent,” he said.

Cashe was released from jail last week but is calling for an internal investigation within the Oviedo Police Department.

“I don’t want this to happen to anybody else,” he added.