Powdered drywall mistaken for cocaine lands innocent Oviedo man behind bars for 90 days

WFTV 9 News – by Ty Russell, Mark Boxley

Karlos Cashe thought he was facing a minor traffic ticket when he was pulled over by Oviedo police in March for driving without headlights.

When an officer saw white powder on his seat and floorboard, though, the situation became much more serious.

Cashe was on probation at the time on marijuana and cocaine charges from 2015. 

He was put in handcuffs when court records showed he was out past his court-ordered curfew. Hours later, police realized the system was not up to date and Cashe had not violated his curfew.

When the officer field tested the white powder, it came up positive for cocaine, officials said.

“I know for a fact (that) it’s drywall because I’m a handyman,” Cashe said. “I said that continuously during the arrest stop.”

A K-9 unit arrived at the scene and the dog alerted on Cashe’s vehicle and an Oviedo Police Department sergeant field tested substances he believed to be marijuana and more cocaine.

When those tests came back positive, Cashe was taken to the Seminole County Jail.

Because he was accused of violating probation, he was denied bond.

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

Nearly three months later, lab tests on the substances collected in Cashe’s vehicle came back with results showing there were no drugs in the car at the time of his arrest.

Cashe walked out of jail last week, and is now hoping his story might cause police to take closer looks in this type of case.

“This is what I want to stop,” he said. “I don’t want this to happen to anybody else.”

http://www.wftv.com/news/local/powdered-drywall-mistaken-for-cocaine-lands-innocent-oviedo-man-behind-bars-for-90-days/541985256

10 thoughts on “Powdered drywall mistaken for cocaine lands innocent Oviedo man behind bars for 90 days

  1. THAT “SNORTIN SHEETROCK” WILL BRING ABOUT YOUR DESTRUCTION!!!
    YOU’LL GO TO HELL FER THAT BOY!!!!

  2. WFT OVER?! If those roadside tests are so completely inaccurate they state drywall is cocaine, why are the oinkers allowed to use them?

  3. “A K-9 unit arrived at the scene and the dog alerted on Cashe’s vehicle and an Oviedo Police Department sergeant field tested substances he believed to be marijuana and more cocaine.”

    Need anymore proof that police dogs are trained to detect drugs in vehicles that have none?!? It’s the same for these “field tests”.

    1. BUT SUNFIRE!!
      DONT YOU KNOW YOU’LL GO TO HELL FOR SNORTIN SHEETROCK????????????

  4. “When an officer saw white powder on his seat and floorboard, though, the situation became much more serious.”

    Proving ONCE AGAIN the terminal stupidity of pigs.

    With the price of coke being what it is … NO ONE is going to have it scattered on the seats or floorboards of a car.

    BRAIN-DEAD IDIOTS!!!!!

    1. remember the story about the dog that allegedly trained to find dead people

      The woman was just paid to go to sites where suspected murders or accidents took place in order to find the dead , in rubble or other massive scale disasters

      Turned out SHE was a fake , and her dog was an even bigger FAKE

      Story died pretty quickly too if I recall

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