A Florida man was apprehended in Sarasota after a routine traffic stop went awry. The man was wearing a jersey emblazoned with the name ‘DOPE’ and found to be in possession of cocaine, heroin, MDMA, and a ton of cash.
Don’t you just LOVE it when your hometown is in the news for something good? The last time I wrote something about my hometown of Sarasota it was because someone found a non-native fish in the waters that’s known to EAT HUMAN TESTICLES….and today we’re back again with another wonderful story. A man arrested for proudly displaying his intentions on his shirt only to have it blow up in his face when a routine traffic stop went to shit.
The Bradenton Herald has the details:
Police arrested two suspects with cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, MDMA and nearly $2,000 in cash in a vehicle after they ran a stop sign on Sunday, according to the Sarasota Police Department.
Officers initiated a traffic stop at 4 a.m. Sunday in the 2800 block of Central Avenue in Sarasota after observing two suspects run a stop sign at the intersection of 22nd Street and Leon Avenue. Police said they could smell marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
The vehicle failed to stop, and the suspects proceeded northbound on Central Avenue, drove through a dead end and crashed into a tree, according to a release.
Suspects Thomas McDuffie, 29, of Orlando, and Tyderian Jenkins, 21, of Parrish, left the vehicle and fled on foot. McDuffie threw a red canister out of the vehicle as he ran, which was later identified as a Pringles can containing illegal drugs, according to police.
Officers caught McDuffie and Jenkins and searched the vehicle finding 2.4 grams of powder cocaine, 21.1 grams of crack cocaine, three grams of heroin, MDMA, marijuana and $1,715 in cash, according to a release.
McDuffie is being charged with driving with a suspended license, possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell, possession of powder cocaine with intent to sell, possession of heroin with intent to sell, leaving the scene of a crash and obstruction without violence.
I’m a HUGE SUPPORTER of professionalism in the mainsteram news, but how in the hell do you write that report and not point out that one of the dude’s was wearing a ‘DOPE’ jersey? That takes some journalistic integrity I cannot even begin to fathom….and the fact that they were hiding the drugs in a damn Pringles can?! This is easily one of the most quintessential WTFlorida stories I’ve read this week.
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