Was it a milk mustache? Not according to cops.
A driver parked near the intersection of Hemlock and Polk streets around 11 p.m. on Aug. 12 clearly had cocaine under his nose, police said.
The none-too-sneaky sniffer was “in his car leaning forward and holding something up to his nose,” which caught the attention of two patrolling cops, police said. They not only saw the cocaine powder on his nose, police said, but also spotted the driver’s drug stash in the car.
The driver was rather cordial after being caught, police said.
Sorry bout that, he told cops.
“The officers accepted the apology, but still placed him under arrest,” police said.
A subsequent search of the vehicle unearthed a marijuana stash as well, police said.
But don’t think that’s where this story ends. The busted driver would soon have a cellmate that could share a similar story, police said.
Only 15 minutes later, two other cops patrolling the area around Polk Street spotted another less-than slick druggie, police said. This time, the guy was walking near the intersection of Larkin and Olive streets when cops saw him “holding an object up to his nose,” police said.
The guy tried to hide the “object,” later discovered to be a crack pipe, and pick up his walking pace, police said, but was unsuccessful.
“The subject was arrested and now shares a cell with the above mentioned suspect,” police said.
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