A man caught with cocaine around his nostrils tried to escape punishment by telling officers the drug was not his.
Fabricio Tueros Jimenez, 20, was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over by two deputies from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, in the US.
According to a Facebook post, one of the two, Eneida Rossi, “immediately noticed Jimenez had a white powdery substance on his nose she recognised to be powder cocaine”.
Tests confirmed Ms Rossi’s suspicions and, though further cocaine was found on his person, Jimenez had a surprising take on the powder on his face.
According to the Facebook post: “Jimenez was arrested without incident but he attempted to tell the deputies the cocaine on his nose was not his!!!”
Deputies also found a bag containing 250 grams of marijuana and 13 Xanax pills in the car.
Jimenez was arrested on drug charges.
- Press Association