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Florida man denies cocaine found in buttocks is his

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. 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.

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