The Maryland resident spent 82 days in jail after he was arrested December 29 and accused of bringing a managed substance into the nation. Customs and Border Safety (CBP) officers who searched Haughton’s bag upon his arrival to Baltimore/Washington Worldwide Airport mentioned the honey he was carrying examined constructive for medicine.
“They mentioned I used to be charged with methamphetamine, so I mentioned, ‘what’s methamphetamine?'” Haughton instructed CNN affiliate WJLA.
Charging paperwork say the 46-year-old man instructed officers he had bought the honey on the aspect of a highway in Jamaica, however officers suspected it was liquid meth.
Every of the three bottles examined constructive for methamphetamine in a discipline check, based on a possible trigger assertion. Haughton was taken to a county jail to face a number of prices together with importing a managed substance into the state and possession with intent to distribute a managed substance.
He stayed there till March when the costs in opposition to him have been dropped after a second check in a Georgia lab discovered no indicators of medicine.
“As soon as I got here out, all my insurances collapsed, my credit score was destroyed,” he instructed the affiliate. “I misplaced my job, every thing. They simply left me a large number.”
The daddy of six instructed WJLA he misplaced two jobs whereas sitting behind bars.
However there was no error made on this case, the prosecutor’s workplace mentioned.
“A specifically skilled drug sniffing canine was alerted to the presence of a managed harmful substance and a preliminary check performed by the law enforcement officials additional examined constructive for a managed harmful substance,” the workplace mentioned. “The confirmatory laboratory check confirmed (there) was no managed harmful substance contained in the honey.”
ICE detainer in query
The Anne Arundel County Prosecutor’s Workplace mentioned Haughton confronted a no-bond home arrest…