Suspect tells deputies cocaine on his nose isn’t his
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.
Florida man hid meth in hot potato wedges
I’d like an order of potatoes wedges with a side of METH! During a traffic stop, the police learned the passenger in the car, James Simpson had an active warrant for FTA (Failure to Appear) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia from Polk County. “When our deputy searched the car, he found six grams of methamphetamines inside a container, mixed in with his hot, fresh potato wedges.” Simpson has been charged with Possession of Controlled Substance.
Texas Bans Red-Light Cameras
Texas has become the latest state to eliminate red-light cameras amid increasing evidence that they are largely counterproductive. Critics of the cameras have lodged a number of arguments against them, including the fact that they have also been shown to increase the number of accidents due to the fact that they cameras cause drivers to make sudden stops at intersections at times when the driver behind them might have assumed that they would continue through the light:
A 2016 report from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles found that intersections with red-light cameras saw increases in nearly every type of accident in the years since the cameras were installed. Rear-end crashes went up 11.41 percent, angle crashes went up 6.42 percent, and crashes involving injuries went up 9.34 percent. Fatalities from accidents doubled.
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