|Raymond Stanley Roberts: “The white stuff is not mine, but the weed is”
The search of a 25-year-old Florida man following a traffic stop Wednesday morning revealed a bag of marijuana and a 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 Manatee. As deputies approached the Hyundai, they claimed they could smell a “strong odor of marijuana” coming from the vehicle, reports Paradise Afshar at Bradenton.com
After writing Roberts a speeding ticket, one of the deputies asked him if he smoked marijuana, and when he had done it last. Roberts replied that he smoked pot the night before and there was nothing in the car, according to the arrest report.
He then told the two deputies to search his car.
While searching Roberts’ person, deputies said they felt a “soft object in his buttocks.” Roberts then said, “Let me get it,” and pulled a clear plastic bag containing 4.5 grams of marijuana out of his butt, according to the report.
He was then asked if he was “holding” anything else, and Roberts said no.
Deputies then, you guessed it, felt another “soft object” in Roberts’ butt, and pulled it out through the exterior of his shorts.
This object was a bag with 27 pieces of crack cocaine weighing 3.5 grams, according to the report.
“The white stuff is not mine, but the weed is,” Roberts said immediately when the bag fell to the ground, according to the report.
He then said his friend had borrowed the vehicle before and Roberts saw the cocaine on the passenger seat when he was being pulled over.
Roberts has been charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana.
He was released from Manatee County Jail after posting a $1,200 bond.