Florida police apparently did not buy Kennecia Posey’s explanation that the cocaine found in her purse may have been due to the unusually windy day in Fort Pierce. As Bob Dylan sang, “The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.”
Posey reportedly was stopped in a car with another person in late March and the officer reported smelling marijuana. After a search of the car, police found cocaine and marijuana inside a purse Posey had on her lap. She is quoted as saying “I don’t know anything about any cocaine . . . It’s a windy day. It must have flown through the window and into my purse.”
Posey was charged with a felony count of cocaine possession and a misdemeanor count of marijuana possession.
Such defenses are not always unsuccessful. Years ago, Chicago police chased a man down the street and reported that the man tossed pot into the air just before he was tackled. They collected some of the pot from the street as evidence but the man’s lawyer argued that there is a certain amount of pot residue on many streets. Surprisingly, tests indicated that this was true and the charge was tossed.
While Robert Goulet “Called The Wind Maria,” Posey calls the wind More High Ya.