11/13/2017 1:22:00 PM Arrests don't always hold up
When you read published police and sheriff reports, remember that these are not charges; only initial suspicions. Just because someone is arrested for a crime does not mean the initial assessment of officers holds up to further investigation.
Such is the case of Tiffany Howser, whose arrest in October initially was for drugs, according to the police report published in the Oct. 26 Plain Dealer.
Officers found a suspicious substance in her car and arrested her for "possession of controlled substance" and operating while intoxicated.
Once the suspicious substance was tested, it was found to be residue of Tums, perfectly legal.
The only charge Howser now faces is a misdemeanor. We are happy to clarify this.