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Fresh Powder

While patrolling downtown at 2:00 a.m., police in Aspen, Colo., heard some odd sounds and traced them to a bench where a man was “chopping” cocaine into a line for snorting. The man brushed the powder off the bench. An officer pointed his flashlight at the man’s nose and asked if the white powder on his nostrils was cocaine. Eliphalet Ford’s reply went viral online: “Of course I have cocaine up my nose. It’s Aspen.” Ford, 34, a bartender in nearby Snowmass Village, was arrested; traces of the powder tested positive for cocaine. Ford was sentenced to two years of probation, and 40 hours of community service, for drug possession. His attorney, Lee Berish, said Ford’s statement to police is one “he will regret for the rest of his life,” but was a “blessing in disguise” because “It’s been a serious eye-opener for him.” (RC/Aspen Times) ...Now you know why the early morning “eye-opener” was so popular at his bar.
Original Publication Date: 10 January 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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