A Lousiana police office is denying that video of a recent arrest shows police officers planting evidence on a Black man.

Video of the arrest of 26-year-old Dominique Griffin on Monday, which was posted to Twitter and Facebook, racked up 4 million views, as many said it was clear evidence that police had unfairly targeted him.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. Jason Rivarde told local news outlet FOX8 that police were responding to a call about a man allegedly selling drugs. They said Griffin fit the description, and officers proceeded to tackle him during the arrest.

In the video, one of the officers can be seen handling a small bag and placing it on the ground near Griffin. 

“The video in question is part of the evidence that has been collected in this case. It has been alleged by third parties that evidence on the scene was planted by one of our deputies. Our on-scene deputies have been interviewed in this matter and gave reasonable explanations to the actions depicted in the video,” JPSO said in a statement released online.

When it became clear the video was causing a stir online, Sheriff Joseph Lopinto held a press conference where he said the bag, which had pills inside, was removed from Griffin's pocket during the arrest. In their statement, the police said the pills were tested and were not narcotics. After another test at a different crime lab, the pills were identified at methamphetamine. 

"Even the suspect said he had possession of those pills. The drugs that were on the scene were previously confiscated from the suspect's pocket before that video started to play," Lopinto said. 

After an internal investigation, Lopinto said officers had taken the pills out of Griffin's pocket and placed the bag on the ground as they searched for more drugs. 

Despite claims from the officers that drugs were found on Griffin, they did not charge him for anything drug-related initially, according to FOX8. He was booked on charges for battery on an officer, battery on an officer with injury and resisting arrest with force or violence.

The video gained even more traction online when Meek Mill shared it on Twitter.

Thousands of people commented online about the situation, the harsh arrest and the police response to being filmed.

Lopinto later said that Griffin apologized for making claims against the officers and admitted to selling drugs after police filed for a warrant to search his phone, WDSU reported.