KEY WEST (CBSMiami) — Authorities found cocaine inside a kids ‘Cookie Monster’ doll while searching a vehicle in the Florida Keys, deputies say.READ MORE: Broward Health Ending COVID-19 Vaccinations
Just after midnight on Wednesday, a deputy stopped the driver of a black Dodge in Marathon after noticing the license plate was obscured. The tinted windows were also reportedly to dark to see inside.
Deputies say when they spoke to the driver, Camus McNair, they noticed a smell of marijuana coming from inside the car prompting them to start a search the vehicle.READ MORE: Insurance Regulators Approve Smaller Rate Hikes For Citizens Property Insurance
During their search, they found a backpack with a Cookie Monster doll inside, deputies say.
The deputy reportedly noticed the doll was heavier than normal and gave it a closer look and noticed a slit cut in the doll. When they looked inside, deputies say, there were two packages of cocaine that turned out to be about 314 grams worth.
Detectives found paperwork inside that belonged to McNair, leading them to believe it was his backpack.MORE NEWS: SpaceX Set To Launch 4 Astronauts On Friday After Initial Plan Nixed Due To Weather
Deputies arrest McNair and charged him with trafficking cocaine.