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A Surprise in Every Package

A Fort Pierce, Fla., man who had been caught with crack cocaine in his shirt pocket had a perfectly plausible explanation for the drug’s presence there. Taber Howland, 46, said he’d just recently made a purchase of a large number of shirts, and it was “probably” in the shirt pocket when he bought it. Skeptics that they are, police nevertheless took Howland to jail and booked him for drug possession. A similar case occurred in a neighboring town when a woman told St. Lucie County Sheriff’s investigators that the cocaine found in her pants must have been in there when she bought them at Walmart. (JW/Treasure Coast Palm) ...All I ever get is “Inspected by #7” notices.
Original Publication Date: 13 March 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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