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07-11-08, 07:46 PM #1
Cookies weren't laced
Questions still linger after a Watauga teen found himself behind bars after delivering baskets of cookies to North Texas police department.
Christian Phillips, 18, was released from jail early Thursday evening after more tests on cookies, originally believed by local police departments to be laced with marijuana and LSD, came back negative for any trace of drugs.
Phillips, who delivered baskets of cookies and candy to area police departments as part of his community service with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of drugging the baked goods.
Blue Mound, Lake Worth and Fort Worth police departments were all delivered baskets by Phillips.
Late Thursday afternoon, Chief Brett McGuire, with the Lake Worth Police Department, said tests on the cookies came back negative. The Lake Worth results came after a medical examiner also tested the cookies, which resulted in negative results for traces of drugs as well.
Authorities said initial tests on the batches delivered to both departments showed traces of drugs in the cookies.
"That's something we want to find out is what could have caused a positive presumptive test," McGuire said.
Ever since the accusations arose, Phillips has denied the cookies contained drugs. While Phillips is expected to be released from jail, his attorney said a district attorney told him Thursday that two officers who ate the cookies tested positive for drugs.
07-12-08, 04:53 AM #2"If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970
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07-12-08, 05:50 AM #3
07-12-08, 11:58 AM #4
Our town's PD got a delivery too, and the record clerks ate them
But word is that it was all a huge mistake - the same cookies that showed a positive in a field test came back as negative from the ME lab, although a K-9 did hit on the kid's car too, so no doubt there was residue or something.
The possibility of getting a false politive from a field test kit is certainly believable - That cost Dallas about $20 Million for convicting a bunch of people on selling pool chalk that Dallas thought was cocaine, because it tested positive for coke on a presumptive test, but the lab said it was all clean.
On appeal, the defense discovered that Dallas hadn't bothered to send it to the lab before taking them all to trial.
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