Next time you’re digging into a bowl of SpaghettiOs, make sure you lick that spoon clean.
A woman in Georgia was arrested on July 2 after police confused a SpaghettiO-stained spoon found in her car to be meth, reports Gainesville Times. It happens. Although Ashley Gabrielle Huff, 23, told cops that the dried substance on her utensil was tomato sauce, not “meth,” she was jailed on August 2 when she was unable to secure a bond payment.
When a crime lab analysis confirmed that the residue was indeed a harmless snack sauce and not meth, Huff was released last Thursday after spending over a month in jail.
Hall County assistant public defender Chris van Rossem told the Times, “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,” Chris van Rossem, Hall County assistant public defender, tells the Times. “She’s maintained all along that there’s no way in hell that’s any sort of drug residue or anything like that.”
Even sorrier? She was considering taking the felony charge to avoid jail time. “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,” van Rossem laments.