I would guess the police thought it was meth or maybe a meth precursor. You need to hire a criminal defense attorney ASAP to represent you.
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Police often arrest a person based on their presumptive field tests, but the evidence needs to be tested by an FDLE laboratory to be certain of the substance's chemical properties. Police often try to get as many criminal charges placed on a person and unfortunately this happens even when there is insufficient evidence. I strongly suggest you hire a criminal defense attorney to review the evidence in your case. If you have documentation that you were able to lawfully possess this chemical for research purposes then you would likely have a strong defense.
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If there is evidence that you were not in possession of what they charged you with, or that the substance you were in possession of was not an illegal substance, your attorney should be able to get the charges dropped or win at trial...hire an attorney ASAP...
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