Judge: Drug manufacturer in cotton candy meth case not at fault, lawsuit ongoing


    MONROE COUNTY, Ga. -- A drug manufacturer will reportedly not be held liable after a federal judge dismissed a Georgia woman's lawsuit she filed when her cotton candy produced a false positive for meth and she spent 94 days in jail.

    That's according to court documents filed in the US District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, which said the company Sirchie created and developed the drug test that reportedly helped lead to Dasha Fincher serving jail time.

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    Fincher wanted damages against the drug manufacturer, but the court dismissed her claim on February 8. WGXA reached out to Fincher's lawyer, who sent this response:

    While we are disappointed with Sirchie's dismissal, we still have the case remains against Monroe County and the deputies. As we discussed Friday, they will be trying to rely on sovereign/official immunity to avoid responsibility, but they have not filed an actual motion to dismiss yet. We should be proceeding with discovery against Monroe County soon.

    Court documents showed that Fincher has also sued the Monroe County Board of Commissioners and the two Monroe County deputies Cody Maples and Kevin Williams.

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