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Police find cocaine inside stomach of Cookie Monster

By Mason White 12:15 PM July 14, 2017
Cocaine in Cookie Monster doll
Cocaine in Cookie Monster doll
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) Police officers were surprised to find that a Cookie Monster doll somehow mistook cocaine for cookies, according to police in Florida.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said that a 39-year-old Key West man is in jail after he was caught with a large amount of cocaine hidden in a Cookie Monster doll.

Just after midnight, Deputy Orey Swilley was parked at 14th Street and highway U.S. One in Marathon, when he spotted a black Dodge passenger car drive by with the license plate obscured.

The tint on the windows of the car was so dark the deputy could not see who was inside. He pulled the car over at 73rd Street, identifying the driver as Camus McNair.

When McNair rolled down his window, Deputy Swilley could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the car. A search of the vehicle turned up a backpack.

Inside the backpack was a blue “Cookie Monster” doll. Deputy Swilley noticed the doll seemed to weigh more than it should have.

He took a closer look and found a slit cut in the doll. Inside the doll were two packages containing what turned out to be a total of 314 grams of cocaine.

Paperwork found inside the backpack indicated that it belonged to McNair. Deputies Seth Hopp and Matthew Cory assisted on the traffic stop.

McNair was arrested and charged with trafficking in cocaine.