“Bust of the Year” Turns out to Be Blunder of the Year: Cops Mistake Kitty Litter for Meth

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A Texas man is working to repair his reputation after he was mistakenly arrested for possession of a large stash of methamphetamine.

During a traffic stop in December, Ross LeBeau, 24, was arrested after police discovered what they thought was meth hidden in a sock in his car.

“They thought they had the biggest bust in Harris County. This was the bust of the year for them,” LeBeau told KETK news.

Two field tests yielded positive results, and LeBeau had his mug shot and fingerprints taken and was booked into jail.

LeBeau’s name and mug shot were promptly shared in a sheriff’s office news release that boasted the arrest “may have kept our children and loves ones free from being introduced to drugs.”

But last Wednesday, the case was dismissed after a test conducted by the county’s forensic lab revealed what was actually in the sock: kitty litter.

LeBeau said his father gave him the kitty litter because it is supposed to prevent car windows from fogging up.

It isn’t clear how the first two tests were so glaringly wrong, but LeBeau said he doesn’t blame the police.

“Ultimately it might be bad testing equipment that they need to re-evaluate,” his attorney, George Reul, said.

You think?

LeBeau said he would appreciate an apology, and that the arrest embarrassed him, and caused him to lose work.

“I was wrongly accused and I’m going to do everything in my power, with my family’s backing, to clear my name,” he said.

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  • landy fincannon

    We should all carry cat litter in a our cars

    • Phil_Ossifer

      Actually, kitty litter works well in snow country. I used to carry hundred-pound bags of it in my trunk. The added weight gave me more traction and, if I got stuck, open a bag and scoop some of it under the tires. Works better than sand. Good thing I wasn’t traveling through Texas.

      • landy fincannon

        Indeed! I’ve done the samething

  • Uncle Sham

    jesus christ…you could probably pick up dirt off the ground and those police field tests would find it positive for cocaine, PCP, and meth

    • Phil_Ossifer

      Field drug tests are notoriously unreliable. They are the equivalent of polygraph results – they mean whatever the guy doing the tests say they mean.

    • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

      The tests have found positives in air, so finding a positive in dirt isn’t that big a stretch.

  • YeahRightOkay

    …I live here in Houston and almost had to go to the hospital for busting a gut laughing…all law enforcement here is trying to show that the white guy is just as bad as anyone else…no matter what…though blacks here far out number any culture in crime…followed by a distant 2nd by the illegals…kitty litter as meth — bwaaaaaa…!!!…wait…I have a 20 pound bag of meth…I mean kitty litter in my truck…better stash it before I am busted…bwaaaaa…!!!…

  • Tatiana Covington

    Use meth as kitty litter… how would that work out?

  • Clementine

    Any cop who can’t tell the difference between kitty little and meth (by the smell alone) is a freakin’ idiot!

  • thomas jefferson

    TEXAS POLICE GANGS are famous for being the stupidest gangs in america.THEY LIE, cheat and rape and murder,and NO ONE in texas cares.their dumber then their police gangs…