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Man Says Cocaine In His Ass Isn’t His

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MANATEE — A search of a 25-year-old man following a traffic stop Wednesday morning revealed one bag of marijuana and one bag of cocaine in the driver’s buttocks, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. The driver said only the marijuana belonged to him.


Raymond Stanley Roberts was pulled over at 8:40 a.m. in the 500 block of 63rd Avenue East. Approaching the Hyundai, deputies said they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to the report.

After writing a speeding ticket, one of the deputies asked Roberts if he smoked marijuana and when had he done it last. According to the arrest report, Roberts replied that he smoked the night before and there was nothing in the car. He then told the two deputies to search the car.

While searching Roberts’ person, deputies felt a soft object in his buttocks. The report said Roberts then said, “Let me get it,” and pulled out a clear plastic bag of marijuana weighing 4.5 grams.

He was then asked if he was holding anything else, and Roberts said no.
Deputies then felt another soft object in the same area and pulled it out through the exterior of Roberts’ shorts. The object was a bag with 27 pieces of rock cocaine weighing 3.5 grams, the report stated.

When the bag fell to the ground, Roberts immediately said, according to the report, “The white stuff is not mine, but the weed is.” He then stated that his friend had borrowed the vehicle before and he saw the cocaine on the passenger seat when he was pulled over.

Roberts has been charged with possession of rock cocaine and marijuana. He was released Wednesday from Manatee County jail after posting a $1,120 bond.

News Source: Bradenton.com
 

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MANATEE — A search of a 25-year-old man following a traffic stop Wednesday morning revealed one bag of marijuana and one bag of cocaine in the driver’s buttocks, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. The driver said only the marijuana belonged to him.


Raymond Stanley Roberts was pulled over at 8:40 a.m. in the 500 block of 63rd Avenue East. Approaching the Hyundai, deputies said they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to the report.

After writing a speeding ticket, one of the deputies asked Roberts if he smoked marijuana and when had he done it last. According to the arrest report, Roberts replied that he smoked the night before and there was nothing in the car. He then told the two deputies to search the car.

While searching Roberts’ person, deputies felt a soft object in his buttocks. The report said Roberts then said, “Let me get it,” and pulled out a clear plastic bag of marijuana weighing 4.5 grams.

He was then asked if he was holding anything else, and Roberts said no.
Deputies then felt another soft object in the same area and pulled it out through the exterior of Roberts’ shorts. The object was a bag with 27 pieces of rock cocaine weighing 3.5 grams, the report stated.

When the bag fell to the ground, Roberts immediately said, according to the report, “The white stuff is not mine, but the weed is.” He then stated that his friend had borrowed the vehicle before and he saw the cocaine on the passenger seat when he was pulled over.

Roberts has been charged with possession of rock cocaine and marijuana. He was released Wednesday from Manatee County jail after posting a $1,120 bond.

News Source: Bradenton.com
Methinks that guy may be a moron.
 

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Key lesson here - don't let your "friends" borrow your car to transport drugs, be it for personal or business reasons.
 

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Nothing to see here, this is par for the course in this area. The counties surrounding Hillsborough (Polk, Manatee, Pinellas, occasionally Pasco - and of course Hillsborough itself) are always taking turns providing the "you are such a F'n idiot" story of the week.
 

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I read the title and thought this would be a story of a guy shoving something UP his ass, but alas, it's just not as humorous with the illegal booty just shoved into his skivies.
 

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Pun time:

This guy made a total ass of himself.

The police, upon being asked to comment on his story, were quoted as saying "he's full of ****".

And some much lower puns:

The police took his rocks away.

He claimed they were his friends rocks.
 
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Who here couldn't use a little Preparation C from time to time?
 

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MANATEE — A search of a 25-year-old man following a traffic stop Wednesday morning revealed one bag of marijuana and one bag of cocaine in the driver’s buttocks, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. The driver said only the marijuana belonged to him.


Raymond Stanley Roberts was pulled over at 8:40 a.m. in the 500 block of 63rd Avenue East. Approaching the Hyundai, deputies said they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to the report.

After writing a speeding ticket, one of the deputies asked Roberts if he smoked marijuana and when had he done it last. According to the arrest report, Roberts replied that he smoked the night before and there was nothing in the car. He then told the two deputies to search the car.

Obviously race profiling. How many of you think the police had enough evidence to violate his legal rights?

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Obviously race profiling. How many of you think the police had enough evidence to violate his legal rights?

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They smelled marijuana. That was their probable cause.
 

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Yes, but they didn't smell it until he was stopped for no legal reason, according to the report.

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That's not what I read.

After writing a speeding ticket, one of the deputies asked Roberts if he smoked marijuana and when had he done it last. According to the arrest report, Roberts replied that he smoked the night before and there was nothing in the car. He then told the two deputies to search the car.
 

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Yes, but they didn't smell it until he was stopped for no legal reason, according to the report.

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How is being stopped for speeding not a legal reason?
 

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It wasn't his! He was just holding it for his friend! And they'd have to be VERY good friends if his friend actually was going to retrieve his rock bag.

Felony possession while driving a Hyundai. Man, that's some sad economic commentary.

Regards from Rosie
 

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After writing a speeding ticket, one of the deputies asked Roberts if he smoked marijuana and when had he done it last. According to the arrest report, Roberts replied that he smoked the night before and there was nothing in the car. He then told the two deputies to search the car.

He had the legal right to move along without them searching the vehicle.
 

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He had the legal right to move along without them searching the vehicle.

After writing a speeding ticket, one of the deputies asked Roberts if he smoked marijuana and when had he done it last. According to the arrest report, Roberts replied that he smoked the night before and there was nothing in the car. He then told the two deputies to search the car.

Then it was his own dumb fault.
 

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He had the legal right to move along without them searching the vehicle.

He told them to search it (which they did) but even if he hadn't -

Probable Cause Analysis
During a traffic stop, an officer can take several different actions that require different kinds of probable cause for them to be legal. Here we'll examine each step and break down the elements of probable cause.

Pulling over a vehicle
To legally pull someone over, an officer needs to have witnessed a traffic violation or another crime committed by someone in the car. He can also check the license plate number to see if the car is stolen or if there are arrest warrants out for the registered owner. If the car and its occupants fit a criminal profile, the officer can make a stop as long as he can describe specific factors that fit the profile. The race or skin color of the driver and occupants can't come into play, however.
Questioning the suspect
Once the officer pulls over a vehicle, he doesn't necessarily have to write a ticket. If the vehicle seems suspicious, the officer may just want to question the occupants, check their licenses against the department database and look inside the car. He can look at anything in plain view in the car. However, he does not have sufficient cause yet to enter and search the car. To do so would violate the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure. However, if this preliminary investigation adds more weight to the officer's initial suspicion, he may have probable cause for an arrest and search. Again, this depends on the presence of specific factors in the profile, not just a "feeling," and race cannot be a factor.

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Once a suspect gives his consent, police officers can conduct a full search of his car.
Consent to search
If the actions of the suspects or the contents of their car raise further suspicions, the officer can ask the driver for consent to search the car. No one is ever required to say yes, but if they do, the officer needs no additional cause. The suspect has waived his Fourth Amendment rights, and the officer can conduct a full search. The officer is not required to tell the suspect that he can refuse consent (at least, not under federal law -- some states may have laws requiring this notification). This aspect is controversial because not everyone is aware of their right to refuse consent, and many people say yes out of fear or the feeling that the officer will do the search anyway.
If consent is refused, the officer may detain the suspects for a reasonable amount of time.
In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that using a drug-sniffing dog around the outside of a vehicle does not require a warrant nor any specific suspicion or probable cause, and does not violate the Fourth Amendment. If the dog "alerts" to the presence of drugs, that creates enough probable cause for a full search, without consent or a warrant. The "reasonable" amount of time provision is vaguely defined, although wait times up to 90 minutes have been allowed by federal courts [ref].
Full search with probable cause
The alert of a drug-sniffing dog, or seeing drugs or weapons sitting in plain sight inside the car are the most commonly accepted forms of probable cause.
If the officer performs any of these actions without probable cause, then any evidence gathered as a result will not be allowed court. This could make it very difficult to successfully prosecute the suspect.
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He had the legal right to move along without them searching the vehicle.

Here's the probable cause:

Raymond Stanley Roberts was pulled over at 8:40 a.m. in the 500 block of 63rd Avenue East. Approaching the Hyundai, deputies said they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to the report.

Here's the clincher:

According to the arrest report, Roberts replied that he smoked the night before and there was nothing in the car. He then told the two deputies to search the car.

He gave them permission. He admitted that he smokes it.

That's all they needed.
 

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After writing a speeding ticket, one of the deputies asked Roberts if he smoked marijuana and when had he done it last. According to the arrest report, Roberts replied that he smoked the night before and there was nothing in the car. He then told the two deputies to search the car.>>

A speeding ticket doesn't give cops the right to ask non-related, personal questions, walk a straight line if they expect DUI... Nothing else...

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