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Suspect tells deputies cocaine on his nose isn't his: Sheriff

Posted at 8:03 AM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 11:03:49-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — Something didn't smell right during a traffic stop in central Florida.

Over the weekend, deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office pulled over a car. They noticed the passenger, 20-year-old Fabricio Tueros Jimenez, had white powder on his nose.

Deputies swabbed his nose and the powder tested positive for cocaine. According to the sheriff's office, deputies found a bag of powder cocaine on Jimenez, and a backpack with 250 grams of marijuana and 13 Xanax pills in the car.

The sheriff's office said while they took Jimenez into custody, he said the cocaine wasn't his.

Story courtesy of WTVC.