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Cop who arrested QB for bird poop mistaken as cocaine, resigns

Back in the summer of 2019, Georgia Southern quarterback Shai Werts was charged with possession of cocaine when there was a mysterious white substance found on the hood of his car. The substance was found to be bird poop and not the drug.
He was pulled over for a routine traffic stop, but the incident made big headlines when the deputy pulling him over mistook one unique white substance for another.
Deputy Charles Browder gave his resignation a week from today and the incident with Werts forever follows him almost seven months later.
However, after an investigation on Browder, it was revealed he was dismissed from a previous job in 2017 after inappropriate behavior.
In the past several years, he was working at the Lexington County Sheriff's Department when he responded to a suicidal woman involved in an alleged domestic situation.
Lexington County Sheriff's Department found Browder guilty of conduct unbecoming. But he resigned in lieu of termination which allowed him to keep his certification and get a job with the Saluda County Sheriff's Office.
According to the same report from 12 WRDW, Browder was involved in other inappropriate actions, which you can read further here.
Before the start of the 2019 season, Werts was suspended due to the traffic stop and investigation of a potential illegal substance. He was reinstated prior to their season opener last August.
“It’s been difficult,” Werts said after a Saturday scrimmage. “I stayed down and I knew that the truth was eventually going to come out. Just didn’t know how long it would take. It’s definitely been hard to deal with.”
“(The case) is very bizarre," Werts' attorney, William Townes Jones told ESPN. "You don't see these. I've been doing this for 30 years, and you don't see ones like these very often. Fortunately, in my view, the appropriate outcome has been reached and in a timely way. I commend the prosecutor for taking the time to get on it."
Police body cam footage was released from the incident, showing a bizarre series of events leading to his arrest.
Werts was stopped for speeding in Saluda, S.C., which resulted in a drug possession charge. Werts reportedly called police from his car and requested to pull over in a more well-lit area. After doing so, Werts claimed a white substance on the hood of his car was bird excrement.
According to The George-Anne newspaper, "Werts stated it was bird poop that he tried to clean at the beginning of the week at the local car wash."
"Everything about him and inside his vehicle made him appear as a clean person but the hood of his car was out of place," the report states. Werts denied knowledge of origin of the cocaine, according to the report. The powder appeared to have been "thrown on the vehicle and had been attempted to be washed off by the windshield wipers, and wiper fluid as there was white powder substance around the areas of the wiper fluid dispensary," the officer wrote.

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