GAINESVILLE, Fla.-- Drug charges have been dropped against a Commerce woman after crime lab analysis confirmed her claim that a spoon she had in a vehicle leading to her arrest did not contain methamphetamine residue but spaghetti sauce.
According to the Gainesville Times
, Ashley Gabrielle Huff, 23, initially was charged with possession of methamphetamine. She maintained the residue on a spoon was spaghetti sauce, not meth.
After the analysis agreed, the charge was dismissed. She was released from the Hall County Jail last Thursday.
"I think she said it had been SpaghettiO's," Hall County assistant public defender Chris van Rossem said.
Huff was arrested July 2 by the Gainesville Police Department, suspected of having meth residue on a spoon, van Rossem said.
"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," he said.