Police: Cocaine, marijuana found on Trenton man hiding in car


Published: Monday, January 26, 2009 at 5:12 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 26, 2009 at 5:12 p.m.

A man found trying to hide beneath clothing in the back seat of a car claimed the cocaine that police found in his pockets had been planted on him in a bar fight.

Derri Dometric Danzy, 35, of Trenton, was charged with possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana when he was arrested in Chiefland early Saturday.

According to reports filed by police Officer Alton Horne, Sgt. Jay Bolton and Levy County sheriff's Deputy Jimmy Anderson, witnesses said Danzy had started a fight in the parking lot of the Knuckle Headz Bar at 900 So. Main St.

Danzy reportedly left the fight in a Dodge driven by another man. The car was stopped by Anderson a block north of the bar.

In a report on Danzy's arrest, Horne wrote that Danzy said he had been jumped at the bar and was defending himself in the fight.

After Danzy was pulled from the back seat of the car, officers said they found a plastic bag of cocaine in his left jacket pocket and several plastic baggies of marijuana in his left pants pocket. When asked whether the drugs belonged to him, Danzy reportedly told officers that the men he was fighting with must have planted them on him.

Danzy was booked into the Levy County Jail in Bronson.

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