Man tells cops that heroin in his pocket wasn't his because
The clothes he was wearing weren't the ones he was wearing
November 06, 2017
(PIERCE COUNTY, WA.) -- Just before 3 pm last Wednesday afternoon Pierce County Sheriff's deputies were at the Jackson Shell gas station located in the 10700 block of Pacific Ave. in Parkland for a suspicious person complaint.
While they were at the store, an employee asked the deputies for help dealing with another person in their parking lot, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.
"The employee told the deputies that an intoxicated man had entered the store and tried to purchase beer; when the clerk saw that the man was intoxicated she refused to sell him the beer. The man walked out of the store to his red SUV, which was parked at the gas pumps. For the next 30 minutes, the man had reportedly tried to pump gas into his SUV but was likely too intoxicated to realize that he hadn't paid for the gas and therefore would not be able to operate the pump."
At this point the store clerk called 911 out of concern that the man might drive away drunk.
Deputies contacted the man along a sidewalk at the gas station. "The man smelled of intoxicants and swayed from side to side as the deputies talked to him," said the sheriff's office statement. "A records check determined that the man had two active warrants for Driving Under the Influence and he was placed into custody; as the suspect was being searched, deputies located a bag containing 9 grams of heroin in his pants pocket.
When deputies showed the suspect the bag of heroin and asked him what is was, the deputy's report noted:
"He stared at it and said to me "these aren't even the clothes I'm wearing". I asked what he meant. He then said it again and I asked him what clothes he was wearing if it wasn't the ones he had on. He then told me that they weren't his pants and that he grabbed a pair of pants out of the laundry to go get beer."
The 27 year old man was booked into the Pierce County Jail for his two DUI warrants and for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin). His GMC Yukon was towed from the gas station.