Black Gold


Janet Goodin was traveling from her home in Minnesota to Manitoba to visit her daughters when she was stopped at the border by the Canada Border Services Agency. Agents searched her minivan and found a jar of black liquid. Field tests indicated it was heroin, so they handcuffed her and hauled her to jail on charges of possession of heroin for trafficking and importing a drug. She remained in jail for 12 days before further tests showed the black liquid was motor oil.