Man Allegedly Caught With Cocaine On His Nose Told Police It Wasn't His
For pretty much everywhere on the planet, recreational drugs like cocaine, ecstasy, cannabis and heroin are illegal.
If people choose to indulge in them, then it's probably best if they don't leave any trace because police could fine you a lot of money or even throw you in jail.
So imagine the reaction police in Florida had when they pulled over a car and found drugs still on a person.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the driver of a car was pulled over for a routine traffic stop and in the passenger seat sat a 20-year-old man.
Now usually these types of stops will focus on the driver and cops will be keen to see their licence and registration, but deputies Eneida Rossi and Abigail Bieber couldn't help but notice the passenger and a strange substance on his nose.
A certain white substance.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook: "[His] nose was swabbed and a test yielded positive results for cocaine content. A search of [him] yielded a small baggy of powder cocaine concealed on him.
"[He] was arrested without incident but he attempted to tell the deputies the cocaine on his nose was not his!"
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Instead of being caught red handed, this bloke was allegedly caught white nostriled. Imagine trying to chuck up the 'it's not mine' excuse when it's sitting there right on your nose.
To make matters worse for the 20-year-old, police decided to search a backpack and found a casual 250 grams of cannabis and 13 Xanax pills. That's a big ole double whammy for the cops.
People have been quick to sarcastically defend the bloke.
"Well the wind possibly was blowing and there was possibly cocaine powder in the air. That's probably how it got on his nose or even in his nostrils," wrote one person.
"Well then I guess the nose goes into evidence until the true owner can be determined," said another.
A third added: "It isn't cocaine officer! I was eating powdered donuts and some got up my nose!"
He was arrested on drugs charges to appear in court on a later date.
While America is certainly known for being into the naughty dust, the United Kingdom was recently revealed as the coke capital of Europe.
A new report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction - which provides a detailed analysis of the latest data on 'the drug situation and responses to it' across the European Union, Norway and Turkey - found that nearly five per cent of the UK's 15-34-year-olds have used cocaine in the last 12 months, and that three per cent of schoolchildren aged 15-16 have tried the drug.
More than one in 10 (10.7 per cent) UK adults are believed to have tried the drug at least once in their lifetime, a figure that is double the EU average of 5.4 per cent.
Featured Image Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office/Facebook