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Cocaine found in Cookie Monster doll leads to man's arrest

Camus McNair faces drug charge after discovery during traffic stop

Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

MARATHON, Fla. – A 39-year-old man is in jail after he was caught with a large amount of cocaine hidden in a Cookie Monster doll, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

Camus McNair, of Key West, Florida, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of cocaine trafficking.

A deputy initiated a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 1 in Marathon after a car drove past him with its license plate obscured and windows illegally tinted, sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin said.

When the driver, identified as McNair, rolled down his window, the deputy could smell marijuana coming from inside the car, Herrin said.

Camus McNair was arrested after a deputy found cocaine stuffed inside a Cookie Monster doll during a traffic stop.
Camus McNair was arrested after a deputy found cocaine stuffed inside a Cookie Monster doll during a traffic stop.

During a search of the car, the deputy found a backpack with a Cookie Monster doll inside. Noticing that it weighed more than it should, the deputy found a slit cut in the doll and found two packages of cocaine stuffed inside, Herrin said.

Paperwork found inside the backpack indicated that it didn't belong to McNair, Herrin said.

McNair was being held without bond on the felony charge.

This story comes from our sister station in Jacksonville, WJXT.

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