“He told me that since I refused the search, he had the right to walk the drug dog around my car,” Crystal said.
In my experience recovering from a manic episode takes time.
It’s been four months since the peak started to wane and I’m just now able to see and feel more clearly and easily without the devastating mania monster driving my thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I am surprised at how long it takes for clear-headed thinking to return. I’m able to be in the present and enjoy people and things around me without that awful pressured feeling.
“But they kept telling me I was fine.” The symptoms of this mystery disorder continued to escalate. It was at that point she considered admitting herself to a mental health facility.
“I was seeing things coming out of my skin, seeing things that were not there,” she said.
She says that she has never “intentionally” taken illegal drugs in her life.
Nevertheless, the drug dog (Rico) rounded the vehicle and took a seat right in front of the driver side door.“I thought I was going crazy.” Throughout the ordeal, Crystal said her husband questioned whether she was telling the truth about her status as a drug user. The results of the test confirmed that she had methamphetamine in her system.His suspicions ran deep enough that the couple eventually returned to the hospital so that she could submit to a urinalysis (UA). Crystal soon discovered that her assistant had been using her Nectar Collector to smoke meth.But after a series of tests, the hospital staff simply could not find anything wrong with her.“I thought there was a parasite in my brain,” she said.But when the officer showed Crystal the results, she said because of how he pinched it, “the pink looked clear.” Nevertheless, Cashman arrested her for possession of cocaine.