DOCUMENT: Stupid, Crime

Man Admits Owning Cocaine On His Nose

When busted, Floridian, 20, denied drug was his

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Coke Nose Plea

JULY 19--A man who denied owning the cocaine that police found ringing his nose has copped to multiple felony narcotics charges in a plea deal that spares him prison time, records show.

In a Circuit Court appearance Wednesday, Fabricio Jimenez, 20, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, marijuana, and Xanax pills. Jimenez was arrested on the drug counts last month following a 3:45 AM traffic stop in Tampa, Florida.

Jimenez also pleaded guilty to violating the terms of a probation sentence he received last year after his conviction for possession of cocaine and pot.

In a plea deal, Jimenez was sentenced to an additional 18 months of probation and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service and pay fines and court costs totaling about $600. Locked up since his June 9 collar, Jimenez was released from the Hillsborough County jail late Wednesday evening.

The felonies to which Jimenez pleaded guilty each carried a maximum five-year prison term.

During the traffic stop that resulted in Jimenez’s arrest, a cop “immediately noticed Jimenez had a white powdery substance on his nose she recognized to be powder cocaine,” according to an arrest report. Jimenez’s nose was then swabbed by police, and a subsequent field test returned a positive for the presence of cocaine in the sample.

As seen above, cops also photographed the suspect’s powdered nose.

A search of Jimenez’s backpack yielded 250 grams of marijuana and 13 Xanax bars. Additionally, a small bag of cocaine was found stashed in Jimenez’s right shoe.

When questioned by investigators, Jimenez “attempted to tell the deputies the cocaine on his nose was not his,” according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Sadly, he did not bother to explain how someone else’s blow found its way into his nasal passage. (2 pages)