Deputies test bird poop for cocaine, arrest college football player in South Carolina
WGHP / Saluda County
Georgia Southern starting quarterback Shai Werts had charges of misdemeanor cocaine possession dropped on Thursday.

via WGHP:

SALUDA COUNTY, S.C. (WGHP) -- Georgia Southern starting quarterback Shai Werts had charges of misdemeanor cocaine possession dropped on Thursday, WTOC reports.

The 21-year-old was pulled over last week and was seen on bodycam video arguing with an officer over a white substance on his vehicle, which the officer says tested positive for cocaine.

Werts is repeatedly heard telling the officer it's just bird poop.

The arresting officer tells Werts he is going to jail before they ever saw the substance that they later believed was cocaine.

It was several minutes after Werts was pulled over before the deputy noticed bird excrement on the hood of the car.

The deputy and officers appeared surprised when their field test kit turned pink, indicating a positive for cocaine.

"If anything, there'd be a 1 in 1,000 chance that these things are faulty, but I don't think they just turn pink," an officer said.

Werts spent the night in the Saluda County jail before bonding out the next day.

Werts will still receive a speeding ticket but is cleared of other wrongdoing.

He was suspended from the Eagles in the interim a few days after his arrest, but he returned to the team on Sunday.

VIDEO: Football player arrested for bird poop mistaken for cocaine in South Carolina - WGHP

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