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Man changes his mind on ownership of pack containing cocaine

LAKE PLACID - A man who couldn't decide whether a cigarette pack belonged to him ended up being accused of having illegal drugs, according to a report released Monday.

Christopher Paul Salogga, 32, 64 Lakeview St., Lake, Placid, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrest came after deputies stopped Salogga's vehicle because they observed him go through a stop sign without stopping, the report said.

After the stop, deputies noticed a cigarette pack, which Salogga said did not belong to him, a report said.

But later, Salogga asked for one of "his cigarettes," from the pack to which he denied ownership, the report said.

As it turned out, the cigarette pack also contained cocaine, the report said.

Man arrested on drug charges

SEBRING - A man who is accused of drug law violations may have eluded authorities if he had not been driving 85 miles per hour and committing other traffic violations, according to a report released Monday.

Terry Ed Thomas, 22, 9212 Canter Path, Sebring, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with possession of a legend drug without a prescription, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana and possession of drug equipment.

After a deputy determined Thomas was traveling at 85 miles per hour and saw him fail to stop at two stop signs, the deputy pulled him over and smelled marijuana, the report said.

The deputy also found alprazolam and other substances in the vehicle, the report said.

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