Man to police: 'I smoke weed, not cigarettes' - FOX 13 News

Man to police: 'I smoke weed, not cigarettes'

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A 41-year-old Bradentonman was arrested and charged with possessing crack cocaine -- but not before hehad an unusual conversation with police.

Officers say they spottedCharles Williams in the area of Whitaker Park on North Tamiami Trail inSarasota, which has been a known spot for drug deals.

When they approachedhim, they say Williams dropped a box of cigarettes.

But there weren'tcigarettes inside.

Police say they toldWilliams that he dropped his cigarettes – to which he apparently responded:"I don't smoke cigarettes. I smoke weed."

Officers didn't findmarijuana inside, actually. They said they discovered four pieces of crackcocaine.

Williams was booked inthe Sarasota County Jail.

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