MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A Mankato man was jailed for months while he waited for the state crime lab to process suspected drugs that turned out to be vitamins.
Joseph Burrell was arrested in November and charged with two felony counts of drug possession. His bail was set at $250,000. The 31-year-old Burrell says he’s not happy it took so long for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to process the evidence.READ MORE: With Derek Chauvin's Trial Approaching, Protesters March Through Downtown Minneapolis
Blue Earth County assistant attorney Chris Rovney says a field test was positive for amphetamine. A more accurate lab test done by BCA showed the bag of powder found in Burrell’s car didn’t contain anything illegal.READ MORE: No Injuries After Train Derailment In Plymouth
The Free Press says charges were dismissed just as Burrell was about to go to trial early this month. He has just completed a stay at a drug treatment center when he was stopped.MORE NEWS: George Floyd's Cause Of Death, Derek Chauvin's Force Will Be Keys At Trial
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