Crack Rock Found In Baby’s Sock
FLORIDA – Three Florida residents were arrested after authorities raided a house and discovered a trove of drugs, including a rock of crack cocaine inside a baby’s sock, police said.
Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics, Street Crimes, and K9 Units investigators also turned up $3,126 in cash, 190 grams of marijuana, cocaine, and a stolen .25 caliber Beretta handgun, according to a police statement.
During the Thursday raid, sheriff’s officials also found a supply of drug paraphernalia and preparation materials, including two digital scales with cocaine residue, one grinder with marijuana residue, 1,000 small plastic baggies, and a homemade smoking pipe.
Rodney Dewayne Rogers, 42; Alisha Denise Herrmann, 22; and Joseph Alan Cmehil, 50, were taken to the Charlotte County Jail, where they were each charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, and possession of narcotics equipment.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.
Rogers and Herrmann are still in jail on no bond due to prior felony convictions in narcotics.
Cmehil posted a $4,500 bond and was released, according to a police statement.
Rogers has been booked in Charlotte County four times, while Herrmann has been booked nine times, according to police records cited in the sheriff’s statement.
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Crack cocaine is the freebase form of cocaine that can be smoked. It may also be termed rock, work,hard, iron, cavvy, base, or just crack; it is said to be the most addictive form of cocaine,although this has been contested. Crack rocks offer a short but intense high to smokers.Crack appeared primarily in impoverished inner-city neighborhoods in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami in late 1984 and 1985. In purer forms, crack rocks appear as off-white nuggets with jagged edges,with a slightly higher density than candle wax. Purer forms of crack resemble a hard brittle plastic, in crystalline form(snaps when broken). A crack rock acts as a local anesthetic (see: cocaine), numbing the tongue or mouth only where directly placed. When smoked, crack can leave the tongue numb where the smoke enters the mouth. Purer forms of crack will sink in water or melt at the edges when near a flame (crack vaporizes at 90 °C, 194 °F). Crack cocaine as sold on the streets may be adulterated or “cut” with other substances mimicking the appearance of crack cocaine to increase bulk. Use of toxic adulterants such as levamisole has been documented.