A Vero Beach Uber driver claims he picked up a passenger at a bar Thursday night, and shortly after he asked him to stop at a 7-Eleven that was along the way to allegedly buy drugs.
The driver apparently called the Vero Beach police and told the dispatcher that he wanted cops to pull him over since he believed that there were drugs in his car.
They obliged, and at the traffic stop, the officers asked the driver to step out of his car. While he did that, the passenger allegedly took something out of his right front pocket and threw it out the window, according to police.
Police claim they found a clear plastic baggie with a white rock inside that tested positive for cocaine.
The passenger told officers that the drugs were not his, and that he had simply tossed a cigarette butt out of the car during the traffic stop.
Officers arrested the passenger just after midnight and charged him with felony possession of cocaine, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s report.
He was booked into Indian River County Jail and released Friday on $5,000 bond. He has a court date Jan. 3.
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