Man spends three days in jail after police confuse cat litter for crystal meth

Man spends three days in jail, after police believe cat litter is crystal meth

Police mistook cat litter for crystal meth

Monday, January 9, 2017

A man has spent three days in jail after police found what they believed to be crystal meth in his car.

However it was later discovered that what they believed to be drugs was actually cat litter.

Ross Lebeau had kept the litter in his car in order to stop his windows from steaming up, BT said - a tip given to him by his father.

He was stopped by police in Harris County, Texas, for a routine search. The sheriff's office said investigators found a bag containing what they believed to be an illicit substance, adding that Lebeau could not identify the contents of the bag when asked.

Two field tests conducted on the cat litter came back positive for crystal meth, but it is not clear why.

New York Daily News reported that his name and mug shot was even published on a sheriff's news release, saying his arrest "may have kept our children and loved ones free from being introduced to drugs."

The incident has left Lebeau without a job, and he told KTRK that he would like an apology, adding: "I was wrongly accused and I’m going to do everything in my power, with my family’s backing, to clear my name.”