A Florida man caught with cocaine on his schnoz during a traffic stop tried to convince the cops that the white powdery substance around his nostrils did not belong to him, authorities said.
Fabricio Tueros Jimenez, 20, was a passenger in a car that deputies from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office pulled over around 4:30 a.m. Sunday.
A deputy immediately noticed that Jimenez had white residue on his nose, the office said in a statement. His nose was swabbed and a test revealed that the substance was in fact cocaine, authorities said.
Police also discovered a small bag of powder cocaine concealed on Jimenez — as well as a backpack holding 250 grams of marijuana and 13 Xanax pills, cops said.
Jimenez was taken into custody on drug charges — but not without claiming that the cocaine that coated his nostrils wasn’t his after all, authorities said.
He is also facing probation violation charges in connection with a conviction last year on cocaine and marijuana charges, according to The Smoking Gun. Jimenez had pleaded guilty to three felonies and was sentenced in November to two years’ probation and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.
He was also arrested back in August following a Tampa traffic stop, where cops found 11 bags of pot and four bags of cocaine in a backpack inside the car, where Jimenez was the only passenger, according to the report.
That time, Jimenez owned up to the offense.
He “admitted the marijuana and cocaine belonged to him, and he sells the marijuana for additional money,” the outlet reported.
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