Woman Blames "Windy Day" For Cocaine Possession, Cops Say

By Kelly Burch 04/11/18

According to police, the woman accused of cocaine possession said it "must have flown through the window and into my purse."

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Police officers hear a lot of excuses as to why someone is in possession of illegal substances, but a Florida woman may have come up with one of the boldest excuses yet, when she reportedly told officers that the wind must have been to blame for cocaine that was found in her purse. 

Kennecia Posey, 26, was a passenger in a car that was pulled over in Fort Pierce, Florida for swerving. Police searched the car after reportedly smelling marijuana when they approached, according to ABC Local 10 News.

The search included a purse that Posey had on her lap. In the bag, police officers claim to have found marijuana and cocaine in bags. 

When they asked Posey about the drugs, she reportedly said that the marijuana was hers. However, according to police, she took no responsibility for the cocaine, instead telling officers it was pure coincidence that the powder was in her possession.

"I don't know anything about any cocaine," she said, according to the police report. "It's a windy day. It must have flown through the window and into my purse."

Despite the reportedly windy weather, officers were not convinced of the story. Posey was arrested on one felony count of cocaine possession and a misdemeanor count of marijuana possession. She was released on bond. 

On occasion, natural forces are to blame for cocaine turning up in unexpected places, although not in someone’s handbag. Last November, beachgoers in Melbourne, Florida, near Palm Beach,found a 50-pound package of cocaine that had washed up on the sand.

The cocaine was found near a sailboat from the Florida Keys that had washed ashore during a recent hurricane. Some speculated that the drugs had come off the boat. 

“You would think that South Florida would get the cocaine washing up—not middle, or central Florida. It’s a surprise,” said Richard Threlfall, who was visiting Melbourne Beach at the time that the cocaine was found. 

In 2013, 25 kilograms of cocaine, worth $7.5 million, washed up on another Florida beach. 

"There is a drug dealer of some level who is very unhappy," said St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Cmdr. Chuck Mulligan at the time. "He's lost really a great deal of value in the cocaine.”

Unusual (and entertaining) stories aside, cocaine is having a comeback, with more of the drug flooding into Florida than ever before, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

“We’ve never seen cocaine production at these numbers, which tells you there is more cocaine being produced now than at the height of the Medellín and Cali cartels,” Justin Miller, intelligence chief for the DEA’s Miami field division, said last year. “That’s significant.”

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