Ashley Gabrielle Huff of Commerce, Florida, definitely has a saucy story for the ages. She was arrested for methamphetamine possession during a routine traffic stop, but maintained that the “residue” police found on a spoon in her car was actually SpaghettiO sauce. In a bizarre (though predictable) turn of events, drug test results came back negative, Huff turned out to be in possession of marinara instead of meth, and all charges were dropped.
Unfortunately for Huff, she actually had to go through the legal processes for most of the summer, and was incarcerated even after drug tests came back negative because she could not make the bond payment.
“From what I understand, she was a passenger in a car and had a spoon on her, near her, and I guess the officer, for whatever reason, thought there was some residue,” Hall County assistant public defender Chris van Rossem told the Gainesville Times. “I think what the unfortunate part about her case is that she was probably willing to take the felony to close out her case so that she gets out of jail, even though she always maintained innocence.”
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