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WTF News: Two People Spent a Month in Jail Because Cops Thought Their Soap Was Cocaine


Just when you thought the police couldn’t get worse with their stupidity…

Two people spent a month in jail because police mistook two packages of soap for cocaine. Annadel Cruz, 26, was driving a Mercedez-Benz on Interstate 79 in Lehigh County, Penn., on November 13 when troopers pulled her over for speeding, reports the Huffington Post. When questioned about a marijuana smell coming from her car Cruz admitted that she smoked earlier in the day and produced the small amount that she was carrying.

The trooper then found two white bricks wrapped in clear packaging and Cruz informed them that it was homemade soap. Field tests allegedly indicated the substance was cocaine, so Cruz and her passenger were sent to jail on cocaine-trafficking charges. The passenger’s bail was set at $500,000. Cruz was also charged with marijuana possession and traffic violations and her bail was set at $250,000.

It took authorities an entire month to determine that the white bricks were actually soap.

Both parties have been released but their attorneys believe that Cruz was profiled.

“I think it is a nice car with out-of-state plates and a Hispanic female behind the wheel. If it was me driving that car, this wouldn’t have happened,” said her passenger, Alexander Bernstein.

Their lawyers also believe that either the field test was never conducted or something wasn’t done properly.

There’s no word on what actions Cruz and Bernstein plan to take but they better sue or as much as they can get.

What kind of dumb arse cops…

  • Immortal

    Normally I’d say “Get the Jew”, but he was in the passenger seat. Lawsuits for unlawful imprisonment are something else. Two months in the bing over some soap? I’d sue the brakes off that dept and move the hell out.

  • brotha_man

    color me crazy, but the car smelled like mary j and the driver admitted to smoking earlier (allegedly)….then had white bars of soap that tested positive for Cocaine (allegedly) whats the cop supposed to do? was the driver speeding or not?…when does the racial aspect come into play if she was speeding in the first place?……IDK Im ok with the cop doing his job on this one…..every thing aint about race….i would sue for the time i had to spend behind bars tho….

    • OnlyTheReal

      So everybody that sells coke is a weed smoker?

      • brotha_man

        idk . but a lot goes into the story if the high way is known for trafficking…..and if they tested some bars that came up as cocaine…..times are changing people are getting wiser….people used to hide drugs in compartments of their cars, to hiding them in breast implants, to stuffing in areas of their body…….i worked in the prison system as a case worker and i know for a fact cats get creative….from that stand point whats the cop to do?

        we need to talk about why she was in jail for so long with out hard evidence….thats the only thing about the story that makes me raise an eyebrow

      • Freebe Jackson

        she didn’t have to sit in jail…bitch had a bail …she didn’t bail out….

    • Jayson C Williams

      He’s suppose to know what a brick of coke is lol.. They did have probable cause. All they had to do is bring a K-9 unit now they might be desk duty too next Xmas or fired

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  • blameus

    The couple effed up when they consented to a search of their car in the first place. Sure, it would have pissed off the cops, but if they brought coke sniffing dogs to the scene the whole thing might have been wrapped up much quicker.

    • Da Ledgendary

      They consented because they didn’t have shit. How they supposed to know the dumb ass police would mistake two bars of soap for dope?

      • blameus

        Except the woman admitted to having some pot stashed in her bra. Regardless of how much it was she technically did have something. It’s still a messed up case, spending a month in jail for some bs…I’m just trying to think of a way to have avoided it, and I think refusing a car search would’ve been the way to do it.

      • Immortal

        You can’t. As soon as the cop detects the odor of weed, you have just “consented” to the search of your person and vehicle due to probable cause. And the fact that she admitted to using it, and having a trace amount in the car, it’s a wrap. And you don’t want them tearing up your car over some bs…and they will do it too.

      • Freebe Jackson

        they didn’t have to consent…the cop smelled weed so thats probable cause…and the female admitted to having weed so the cop had 2 reasons that made the search legal with out needing consent…..

    • Freebe Jackson

      Probable cause my friend…Once the cop said he smelled weed he could search the car

    • ISTADUMHI772

      smell of weed= probable cause

  • Thought Dog

    George Zimmerman throws that whole racial profiling theory out the window. Hispanic people are white now.

    • STRONGEST LEADER SINCE PAC

      “you are what your father is”….Zimmerman’s father is white, so he is white…

      • Sean Taylor

        wrong

      • Freebe Jackson

        negative.

      • CJ MAC

        Not true. Being that his father is white and he was raised around white people, he had the mentality of a self entitled white person and the world saw him this way.

      • Thought Dog

        You’re assuming all white people feel entitled? Pretty broad statement…

      • Guest

        It’s the mother’ Mitochondrial DNA that trace the family lineage and determines the race, not the father.

      • STRONGEST LEADER SINCE PAC

        says some white scientist…Who do I supposed to believe, science that’s forever changing or the bible that’s been tried and tested?

      • yahoodikilla

        the bible changes as much as science

      • STRONGEST LEADER SINCE PAC

        how you figure that?

      • yahoodikilla

        do i really need to explain? Lets start with how many bibles are there exactly? And how many get an update every year?

      • STRONGEST LEADER SINCE PAC

        that’s why you only supposed to stick with the KJV 1611…It correlates with greek and Hebrew more than any other version…

      • yahoodikilla

        not the point though is it? Fact is bibles gettin upated every year an has been corrupted since man got his hands on it. The original bible does not exist anymore so who would want to follow a book thats been changed so many times and become a book written by man instead of God?

      • STRONGEST LEADER SINCE PAC

        What part of “You supposed to stick with the KJV, don’t you understand?” And the Septuagint is still available, which dates back to the time before Christ; and it is what Christ was quoting from…You obviously don’t know the history of the Book…If you know how to check the bible you got with the original Hebrew, you would know which bible is accurate…And that’s the original KJV…

      • yahoodikilla

        You can stick to whatever you like. Fact is there are MANY versions of the bible written by man and updated yearly. That is the point. If 1 bible can be corrupted then they are all corrupted.

      • STRONGEST LEADER SINCE PAC

        You obviously are a person who believes everything someone tells you…I just told you how to avoid being mislead…Look and see if the bible you have correlates with the Greek and Hebrew…Are you slow or something?

    • Freebe Jackson

      negative

    • ISTADUMHI772

      u just as ignorant as george.

    • D_Ably

      he’s black, he’s white he’s hispanic. And you lot are just fukin time wasters. Go and have a race war and kill all yourselves and just leave us decent people (of all colours) to live out our positive lives without your BS.

  • Herb_Bane

    Maaan.. they were on they way to beat somebody wit that soap.. lucky they got a month in jail and not a bullet in the head..

  • AlbertoRipRon

    Just like their K9s who bark all crazy like you got something but nothing can be found…

  • STRONGEST LEADER SINCE PAC

    riding with a jew (khazar) and this still happened….What are the odds of that?

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  • Papi Peligro

    What’s up with this RIPLEY BELIEVE IT OR NOT MESS.