Georgia Southern starting quarterback Shai Werts had charges of misdemeanor cocaine possession dropped on Thursday, one week after the 21-year-old argued with police officers over a white substance on his vehicle they said tested positive as cocaine.
Werts contended it was "bird poop."
Saluda County (S.C.) Deputy Solicitor Al Eargle told The Savannah Morning News that the substance confiscated could not be proven to be cocaine. South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) tests revealed that no controlled substance was present on the samples taken from the hood of Werts' vehicle that was pulled over for speeding on July 31.
In the initial Saluda County (S.C.) Sheriff's Office report, a white powdery substance was collected from the hood of the car. Two separate field tests of the substance (cocaine kits) conducted by deputies returned positive for cocaine, according the police report.