A man from Queensland, Australia was forced to spend four months in prison after police falsely identified salt that they found in his possession as crystal meth.

The substance was sent to the lab for testing, but it took several months. When the test results came back, they realized it was Epsom salt and not crystal meth, as officers had assumed.

The victim believes that police treated him unfairly because he had previous charges. Although the charges against him were dropped, he was still forced to spend months in prison for a crime that it turns out he did not commit – because there never was one.