CRIME

Florida man spends 90 days in jail after police mistake drywall powder for cocaine

A Florida man languished in jail for 90 after cops mistook drywall powder for cocaine.

Oviedo police stopped Karlos Cashe for driving without headlights in March.

The officers found a white powder in the car, tested it and charged Cashe with cocaine possession.

But he walked out of jail last week after lab results determined the powder in the handyman's car was actually drywall.

“I know for a fact (that) it’s drywall because I’m a handyman,” Cashe told WFTV. “I said that continuously during the arrest stop.”

While in custody, police ran a check and found Cashe was on probation for marijuana and cocaine charges in 2015.

Court records show he was denied bond because he was accused of violating probation.

It took nearly three months for lab test results to come in. They were negative for cocaine.

“I sat there 90 days knowing I was innocent,” Cashe told the station.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.