A $2 Drug Test Identified Bird Poop as Cocaine. But Law Enforcement Continues to Use it, and People are Being Wrongly Imprisoned

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Do you need a hit? Of that white powder? That Columbian booger sugar? I’m talking, of course, about bird poop (they have lots of birds in Columbia). If so, you might get arrested — for possession of cocaine. According to a Vice report, cops across America have been using the same type of $2 test to determine whether any given suspicious substance is the ol’ 80’s standby or other illegal doorways to euphoria. And that test has come up positive when supplied with bird droppings.

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