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Cop Mistook Lindsay's Cocaine for Breath Mint

6/30/2010 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Now we know why Lindsay Lohan's 2007 DUI case may have plea bargained so quickly -- the cop who took custody of the cocaine mistook it for a breath mint and threw it in the trash.

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Pretty incredible, but according to the Santa Monica Police report -- obtained by TMZ -- the officer "discovered a folded Clinique sun care card with an unknown substance caked on to the surface of the card in Lohan's right rear pocket."

The report goes on:  "Some of the white substance fell to the floor.  I used my foot to see what had fell but thought nothing of it.  I did not recognize the substance attached to the card and initially thought the substance was a wet crushed breath mint."

And now it gets good:  "I put the card into the jail trash can next to the booking windows.  I was looking at the floor and began to recognize the substance as resembling powder cocaine.   I then recovered the card from the trash."

The cop says the coke was in the trash for about 2 minutes.  He put the card in an evidence envelope, then scooped up the coke that had fallen to the floor and placed it in a separate evidence envelope.

In short -- EVIDENCE CONTAMINATION!!!

Lindsay ended up with a sweet deal and spent 84 minutes in jail ... for a drunken, cocaine-fueled chase on Pacific Coast Highway.  Nice deal if you can get it.



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LLM    

Wait, is that an actual photo or one that was doctored? The officer thought it was a crushed breath mint? Get outta here. LOL She sure is one lucky chick.

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Carl    

Now I know why the criminals on COPS use such lame excuses when caught. They are hoping to get a moron cop like that guy!

1486 days ago
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Just Sayin    

Reason #9392312903 I HATE COPS

1486 days ago
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mr attitude    

Nice going Barney Fife!

1486 days ago
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durrr...    

well it would have been even funnier if he had had one... 'cheers mate!!'

1486 days ago
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Trish    

You go Lindsay. You work that system. Go Lindsay, go, go, go...

1486 days ago
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Todd    

@4. Reason #9392312903 I HATE COPS
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You can hate cops all you want but when you get stabbed/robbed, who you gonna call?

1486 days ago
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annie    

The LAPD is notorious for being incompetent. They helped OJ go free from a double homicide because of their ineptitude; and now they make it possible for a coked out party girl to endanger everyone on the same road as her that night and not pay the consequences. So glad I live on the other side of the country!!!

1486 days ago
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Nicole     

That is so hilarious
Lindsay is so creative using a Clinique Sun Card which is totally random actually helped her by catching the cop off guard.

1486 days ago
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really?    

TMZ you are disappointing tonight... at least you could have shown a photo of Conrad Murray and the stripper... making people wait two hours for this and that Twitpic. No one is going to take you seriously now.

1486 days ago
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WD41    

WTF?

1486 days ago
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emerald    

ROFLOL!! Absolutely priceless, lol!!

1486 days ago
13.

Just Sayin    

You can hate cops all you want but when you get stabbed/robbed, who you gonna call?



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I will be calling the ambulance!

1486 days ago
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LLM    

I see now that it says it's a "TMZ COMPOSITE". Thought it was real for a sec.

1486 days ago
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Good riddance!    

It certainly won't be the last time this family of idiots is involved in something illegal, so it's only a matter of time!

1486 days ago
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