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Florida judge is surprised at defendant Edward Cocaine appearing in court on drug charge

"My last name is Cocaine," defendant tells Judge John "Jay" Hurley.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   April 17, 2014 at 10:19 AM
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FORT LAUDERDALE , Fla., April 17 (UPI) -- A Florida judge was a little surprised when a bailiff announced the name of a man who was appearing in his courtroom on drug possession charges.

Edward Cocaine.

"What?" Judge John "Jay" Hurley responded. "You know, I'd thought I'd seen it all.”

Mr. Cocaine explained.

"My last name is Cocaine," he said. "My great-grandparents came over here from Greece and they changed it. That was like in the 1920s."

"How many times have the police told you to step out of the car during your life?" Hurley asked.

"Just about every time I get pulled over," Cocaine replied.

The 34-year-old, who was accused of possessing Xanax, was released on his own recognizance.

[Sun Sentinel]

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