Cat Litter or Meth? Texan Says Deputies Couldn't Tell - NBC4 Washington

Cat Litter or Meth? Texan Says Deputies Couldn't Tell

His case was dismissed because the controlled substance deputies found was not illicit



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    Kitty litter.

    A Houston-area man says sheriff's deputies conducted faulty field tests on cat litter they found in his vehicle, which they believed was methamphetamine.

    Ross Lebeau was charged with possession of a controlled substance following the Dec. 5 traffic stop, but court documents show the case was dismissed last week because the material was not an illicit substance.

    Lebeau told the Houston Chronicle for a story this week that his father had placed the cat litter in the sock as a way to absorb moisture and keep the car's windows from fogging.

    The Harris County sheriff's office says deputies smelled marijuana coming from the car and conducted a search. Officials say marijuana was found in the console and Lebeau never identified what was in the sock.