Woman says drug test mistake put her behind bars

Posted at 12:29 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 22:27:43-04

A local woman lost her house, job and dignity because a drug test resulted in a false positive for methamphetamine.

The failed drug test put her behind bars for six months -- all because she said the test mistook an ingredient used in the cheese-making process for meth.

Team 10 learned that she is not the only one that this has happened to, as the company that supplies a large part of the nation with field kits for drug testing has been sued before.

The woman's lawyer told Team 10, "Nobody bothered to test the product; actually test it in a laboratory until six months later. When the government did that, they realized they made a big mistake and they released her."

In the video player above, watch as Team 10 uncovers more cases across the country of field kits producing false readings.