Sweet irony: Florida man named “cocaine” arrested on drug charge

Talk about bad karma…Florida native Edward Cocaine was arrested earlier this week on felony drug possession.

Per the Pembroke Pines Police Department report, Mr. Cocaine was stopped for a traffic violation as he had an obscured tag.

The Florida police officer went to speak with the suspect when Cocaine requested a talk outside of the car. This proved to be a bad mistake for him as the officer noticed a Xanax pill (NOT cocaine as one might have guessed) in plain sight, tucked in the vehicle’s door pocket.

Under questioning from the police, the defendant further hurt his case by both admitting to not having a prescription as well as admitting to another alprazolam pill, saying he bought them off a man for $5.00.

With that, Mr. Cocaine, whose prior criminal record is unknown, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony. This is punishable by up to five years in prison though Edward most likely will have other options available. These options may consist of drug court, probation, pre-trial intervention (“PTI”) or a combination of these.

When the ironically named defendant appeared in front of the judge at first appearance, he laughed and released him on his own recognizance (“ROR’ed). This means that he did not have to post bail to be released from jail.

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