Ah, the age-old riddle: Is a Florida man telling the truth when he claims syringes police found in his rectum aren’t his, or is he just simply attempting to cover his own ass?
Wesley Dasher Scott, 40, of Clearwater was arrested Friday on an outstanding warrant stemming from a September 2018 drug arrest.
According to an arrest report obtained by Oxygen.com, he was strip searched at the Pinellas County Jail. During that search, the arrest report claims that Scott “removed three syringes from his rectum.” He then gave them to a deputy but made it clear that “he found them” and “they were not his.”
It’s unclear if there were any substances in the syringes.
Before being brought to jail on Friday, deputies wrote in their arrest report that they asked Scott if he had anything on him and if he knew what would happen if he did, in fact, bring any contraband into the jail.
He “affirmed he knew,” according to the report.
Scott has been charged with introducing contraband in a county detention facility in addition to being charged in possession of drugs without a prescription with intent to sell, possession of marijuana, and possession of drugs without prescription. He is being held in jail in lieu of $5,000 bail, according to the arrest report.
It’s unclear if Scott has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf at this time. According to the arrest report, he is a transient. He did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of his arrest and strip search. In the past, he has been arrested on multiple drug and battery charges, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
[Photo: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
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