SARASOTA, Fla. - A Bradenton man was arrested on felony drug charges after dropping his cigarette box on the ground and tipping police officers off about what was actually inside. It wasn't cigarettes.
Officers approached several people sitting at a table at Whitaker Park Wednesday morning. Charles Williams, 41, turned around on a bench and dropped the cigarette box, Sarasota police said. When an officer told him he dropped his cigarettes, Williams told him, "I don't smoke cigarettes, I smoke weed," according to the police release.
Officers found four pieces crack cocaine inside the box and arrested Williams for felony possession of crack cocaine.
He was taken to the Sarasota County Jail.