For six weeks, Matt Crull, 29, sat in a Florida jail on a charge of trafficking heroin. The state finally got around to test the bag of heroin that was found at the time of the arrest to have tested positive for the drug. It turns out that it was Tide laundry detergent and the officer who made the arrest was fired after a series of arrests of innocent people.
Crull made the local news with his arrest late at night in Martin County. The Port St. Lucie man was found asleep in his van with alcohol in the cup holders and what appeared to be a marijuana pipe. Martin County Sheriff’s deputy Steven O’Leary also reported finding more than three ounces of heroin in the van.
Crull reportedly told deputies he was tired and “only was drinking one beer on my way home from work.”
Crull is clearly no angel, but this case is chilling that someone could sit so long in jail before such testing occurs. It is not suspicious that Tide would ever come up on a field test as positive for heroin.