News Media: Florida Man Denies Owning Cocaine On His Nose
Things are really happening oh! A Florida man who had cocaine on his nose when the vehicle he was travelling in was stopped this weekend by police, told the arresting officers that the drug was not his. It’s understood Fabricio Jimenez, 20, denied owning the substance. A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputy had approached the vehicle and the female officer “immediately noticed Jimenez had a white powdery substance on his nose she recognized to be powder cocaine,” according to investigators.
His nose was subsequently swabbed by police and a field test returned a positive result for the presence of cocaine in the sample. In the photo seen above, deputies photographed Jimenez and his dusty nose during the traffic stop. When searched, a small bag of cocaine was discovered with Jimenez. The police seized a backpack containing 250 grams of marijuana and 13 Xanax pills. It’s unclear if Jimenez offered any explanation as to how someone else’s cocaine got into his nose.
Jimenez is also facing probation violation charges in connection with his conviction last year on cocaine and marijuana charges. After pleading guilty to three felonies, Jimenez was sentenced in November to two years probation and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.
Jimenez was arrested last August following a traffic stop in Tampa. The police found 11 bags of pot and 4 bags of cocaine in a backpack inside the 2009 Honda Accord. The authorities reported that Jimenez “admitted the marijuana and cocaine belonged to him, and he sells the marijuana for additional money.”
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