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Sarasota News Leader January 24, 2014 Page 69 BRADENTON MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF CRACK COCAINE Charles Williams, 41, of Bradenton, has been charged with felony possession of crack cocaine after he told officers, "I don't smoke cigarettes, I smoke weed," the Sarasota Police Department reported on Jan. 23. 

 Officers were on patrol in the area of Whitaker Park (1401 N. Tamiami Trail) in Sarasota when they observed several people sitting at a table on the north end of the park, a news release says. As they approached the people, the officers "noticed Williams turn around on the bench where he was sitting and drop a cigarette box to the ground," the release adds. Officers told Williams he dropped his cigarettes, the release continues, prompting his response about smoking "weed." Charles Williams/Contributed photo what they suspected was four pieces of crack cocaine, the release adds. They then conducted a field test on the suspected cocaine, which had a positive result. 
 After officers picked up the cigarette box Williams was placed under arrest for and opened it, the release says, they found it Possession of Crack Cocaine and taken to the contained a small blue plastic bag containing Sarasota County Jail, the release says. % A Very Special Offer For Advertisers Purchase a full-page, advertising twelve pack between now and January 31st, 2013 and receive four of these fantastic SNL 16oz Tervis® Tumblers. Show your support for The Progressive Voice Of Southwest Florida around the house, around the office, wherever you go with these locally manufactured, high-quality insulated tumblers. or (941) 227-1080 Advertisers must meet all terms and conditions of sale for the 12-pack advertising package. Limit of one set of four tumblers per advertiser. Offer is valid while supplies last. "Tervis" is a registered trademark of Tervis® Tumbler Company. The Sarasota News Leader is not affiliated with Tervis® Tumbler Company.

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