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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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stuckinaloop    

Am I the only one who thinks it's sweet that Lindsay was driving around sniffin coke n sh*t?

The cop **** is just a coverup..they just let her off becuase she's a celeb. No coke comes pressed like a pill or breathmint..it's a total coverup. But once the media gets on it they gotto make some excuse.

The cops vagina got mad wet when they wre arresting a celeb thats the end of it

now lets go sniff some coke and dope

1542 days ago
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smartypants1    

47.

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?

Posted at 9:39 PM on Jun 29, 2010 by Cool as a Cu***ber
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NO ONE CARES if it was the LAPD or SMPD. A cop is cop not matter what. You can't honestly believe that the 2 divisions are any different from each other.
I was under the impression that PCH is monitored by the Sheriff's Dept not the police or CHP.

Besides, she was NOT pulled over on PCH, she was drunk & coked out driving like the psycho chasing her assistant that quit while the young girl's mom was driving.
The dumb tit drove right into the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium parking lot completely loaded, which is very close to the SMPD.

I'm sure it was all to confusing for the cops because we all know how intelligent cops are NOT! When you a searched at a police station – pockets, etc.- nothing should be thrown out. Even if the dumb ass cop thought she had a breath mint not coke. I think the coke got wet that’s why it smushed into a white looking breath mint according to them (just a guess),cuz mentally challenged cops are beyond STUPID!
All the mentally handicapped cop had to do was smell inside her Clinique card & they would have known it did not smell minty fresh. What an idiot.
You are giving the SMPD way too much credit. Police don't even need a high school diploma, just the high school equivalency test to join the “force”.
I've seen this test & I'm quit confident that any 15 year old could pass.
I don't think the person in Florida was the 1st to spot this. We all know what happened that day & SHE WAS NOT PULLED OVER ON PCH!
Really your beef with this Lindsay train wreak is about the location of the stop/arrest & by whom? Grow up. They are all corrupt in 1 way or another.

1540 days ago
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