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Woman Credits Windy Day for Cocaine Found in Purse

When police allegedly discovered a woman’s purse contained cocaine she told them that she suspected the wind had blown it into her bag.

On March 21 around 10:15 p.m. Port St. Lucie resident Kennecia Posey and three of her friends were riding together in a vehicle. Officer Samuel Pierce of the Fort Pierce Police Department and two fellow officers were on a routine patrol in the vicinity of the car and reportedly spotted automobile weaving in and out of the lane in which it was traveling.

Officer Pierce performed a traffic stop on the Toyota in order to assess the situation. As he advanced upon the vehicle Pierce allegedly detected a potent odor of marijuana coming from inside. Posey and her three companions were asked to exit the car and a search was performed.

Posey, who was in the passenger seat of the automobile, allegedly held a purse in her lap while in the car and during inspection officers found what appeared to be a half of a gram of cocaine and just over 4 grams of marijuana packaged individually inside of her pocketbook. When a field test was performed the results reportedly verified that the contents of the packages were illegal narcotics.

When officers asked her about the substances 26-year-old Posey stated that the marijuana belonged to her, but that she had no idea why the cocaine was in her purse. Posey offered a possible explanation for its presence by proclaiming that “it’s a windy day, it must have flown through the window and into my purse.”

Posey was taken into custody and booked into the St. Lucie County Jail. She is facing one felony count of cocaine possession and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.

Posey was later released from custody after posting bond, and her arraignment is scheduled for May 3.

If you or someone you love is suspected of drug possession, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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