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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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31.

Jim    

no one cares about 3 years old news
good for LiLo
but
lame for cops
lame for tmz



1485 days ago
32.

gimmeabreak    

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



Posted at 7:00 PM on Jun 29, 2010 by Todd

*ahem* I'd be calling for an ambulance at that point, seeing as the cops weren't there when i really needed them and all. What are they going to do for me after the fact, take a police report and file it away?

1485 days ago
33.

Todd    

@ Well the police wont help either. You'd be better off calling Inspector Gadget.
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Ok. This isn't a conversation for the TMZ comment section so don't reply to this but the people with the "Fck the cops" attitude are idiots who have not a clue what Officers go through day in and day out. I can point out there are some messed up cops but they shouldn't represent all the officers who put their lives on the line to protect and serve.

1485 days ago
34.

Pinky    

@Uh



She had cocaine in her urine. They couldn't charge her with possession that night, but she'd been driving UNDER THE INFLUENCE! Hence the plea deal. Besides, Linds essentially confirmed that it was coke when she went on to claim that the pants she was wearing were someone else's and therefore the coke wasn't hers. She knew it was coke and unwittingly confirmed it. It's a shame that the physical evidence could not be admitted into evidence, but her stupidity in acknowledging the contents could! Still they decided to save the taxpayers some time and let her plead. "Justice" at work.

1485 days ago
35.

Trish    

@Pinky Pleaseeeeeeeeeee... Don't talk about Lindsay's urine. I feeling faint.

1485 days ago
36.

Trish    

@Todd A lot of us respect what our law enforcement does on a daily basis for us. God bless the two officers that went down in Tampa today. They left 4 boys and a baby due next week behind. May their wives, family and friends be strong and find peace and happiness.

1485 days ago
37.

Lisa    

LAPD are notorious starf**kers. Their panties get wet when they approach a celebrity, male or female, they go all icky and just kiss the celebrity butt. LAPD is an embarassment to the entire country for their ridiculous behavior around the stars. Look at OJ!

1485 days ago
38.

kwajlady    

She looks like Hell in this photo! Like a 60 year old woman. And I know some 60 year old women that look better than that!!

1485 days ago
39.

Grizelda    

I have nothing but respect for REAL cops, but LAPD is full of starbutt kissing losers, they are just a joke. Any celebrity gets off, like OJ or Mel Gibson, because the starf**cking LAPD officers are too busy collecting autographs to make an arrest!

1485 days ago
40.

mindy    

Can her alcohol device pick up drugs? Probably not. That's why she doesn't drink - she's stoned on coke, pills, you name it. The judges are stupid not to have her drug tested every other day. This psycho high and on the road is a danger to society. She is pulling the wool over everyone's eyes and thinking she's getting away with it. When she kills herself or someone else, then they'll regret it.

1485 days ago
41.

Idiot!    

And people wonder why everyone hates her "it's someone else's fault, it's a set up" BS?



EVERYTHING SHE SAYS IS A LIE; SHE'S GUILTY OF EVERYTHING PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT HER. THEFT. DRUGS. BOOZE. ARROGANCE. DUI. KIDNAPPING. BREAKING THE LAW. BLOWING OFF REHAB.

1485 days ago
42.

Cool as a Cucumber    

Am I the only person that realizes that this most likely has nothing to do with the LAPD. She was in Santa Monica when this happened (they have their own PD), and she was on the PAC Coast Highway (which is surely part of the CHP's jurisdiction). Now how is a guy from Florida the first one to spot this?

1485 days ago
43.

Todd    

@ A lot of us respect what our law enforcement does on a daily basis for us. God bless the two officers that went down in Tampa today. They left 4 boys and a baby due next week behind. May their wives, family and friends be strong and find peace and happiness.
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Finally, someone who actually has common sense and atleast half a brain.
Cops don't get the amount of respect they deserve. Bottom line.
And I read about those officers. That completely and utterly sucks.

1485 days ago
44.

Todd    

@ *ahem* I'd be calling for an ambulance at that point, seeing as the cops weren't there when i really needed them and all. What are they going to do for me after the fact, take a police report and file it away?
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Just read Trishs comment. She completely made my point for me.

1485 days ago
45.

ecaz    

IF A COP FOUND THAT $H*T ON ME my ASS WOULD BE GRASS!

1485 days ago
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