On Friday, a Clearwater, Florida man who had a history of multiple drug and battery charges was arrested and found to have with syringes in his rectum.
He said they weren’t his.
Wesley Dasher Scott, 40, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for a September 2018 drug arrest, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Once deputies searched him at the Pinellas County Jail, the arrest report stated, Scott “removed three syringes from his rectum” and said “they were not his.”
The Tampa Bay Times reported, “Before being brought to jail, deputies said they asked Scott if he had anything on him and if he knew what would happen if he brought anything into the jail. He said he knew, according to the arrest report.
Scott was charged with introducing contraband in a county detention facility. He is being held in jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.”
WFLA reported, “Scott was charged with felony possession of contraband in a county detention facility, possession of drugs without a prescription with intent to sell, possession of marijuana, and possession of drugs without prescription.”
Scott is not the only person arrested in recent years with a stranger-than-truth explanation: in 2015, Richard Relliford, 26, was reportedly found in possession of 455 grams of marijuana when he was pulled over by police at a traffic stop in Georgia. He tried to pass off the substance as a salad, but the local police department was having none of that, writing on Facebook:
Look, If we have said it once, we have said a zillion times! No matter how hard you try to convince us this green leafy stuff is salad and you’re just coming back from the store going to make a chef salad, Well Sous Chef UP! A SALAD THIS IS NOT!!! Officers encountered Richard Relliford during a traffic stop, a 26 year old St. Marys resident, who had recently obtained this 1 pound bag of marijuana. He went to jail, as this is still illegal in Georgia!!! Stay Safe Out There—Criminals Are A-FOOT!!
In 2009, a 48-year-old Jensen Beach, Florida man who was arrested on 10 counts of possession of child porn, said his cat downloaded the images after over 1,000 illegal images were found on his computer. He told police his computer had been left on and his cat would jump on the keyboard.