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Vitamin Nope

Seattle, Wash., police officer Nic Abts-Olsen had intended, he said, to let the man off with a warning. He’d checked his license and registration, and his driving record was clean. But when the officer approached the man he’d pulled over for driving at night without his headlights to give him the good news, he noticed what the man had been pouring while waiting for the traffic stop to be over. The man claimed he had only vitamins, but police say what he spilled on himself and his car floor when Abts-Olsen knocked on his window was cocaine. So much for the warning. “Are you kidding?” the officer asked the man — and arrested him. (AC/Seattle Times) ...If he can’t make it through a traffic stop without drugs, how’s he going to survive a trial?
Original Publication Date: 13 December 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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