A man from Key West who had been taken into custody for alleged cocaine possession allegedly told officers that he did not know that cocaine was illegal in the state, according to the police report that was written after the arrest. The incident began on Feb. 23 when a call came into police regarding three individuals acting suspiciously at the Conch Tour Station. It was also reported that they had continued on to the Pier House Resort property.
Police arrived to find the three, including the 46-year-old Key West man, who stood up and walked to a flower pot, allegedly to hide what he was doing. An officer subsequently observed that the man was holding a plastic bag that looked like it had white powder in it. When the officer asked him about it, he supposedly put the bag in the flower pot, the police report said.