A Georgia woman spent a month in jail after police pulled her over and mistook spaghetti residue on a spoon for meth.
The Gainesvilletimes.com reported that 23-year-old Ashley Huff was arrested on July 2 after deputies found a utensil covered with a suspicious residue inside the car she was riding in.
“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,” explained Hall County assistant public defender Chris van Rossem.
Huff reportedly told authorities the substance was leftover from a can of SpaghettiOs, but she was taken into custody anyway.
She was booked into the Hall County jail and charged with possession of methamphetamine.
Huff remained behind bars for nearly 30 days because she could not afford to post bond. She even attempted to go through the drug court program.
Huff was later released after lab results showed the spoon did in fact have spaghetti sauce on it and not drugs.
“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 get out of jail, even though she always maintained innocence,” said van Rossem.
The charge against Huff has since been dropped.
* Gainesvilletimes.com and WHAM ABC 13 contributed to this story.