Cops: Arrested man tried to hide pot in his mouth

Richard Sims faces several charges

By Steve Owen - Assistant News Director
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Courtesy: Palm Beach Sheriff's Office

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A local man was busted on drug charges, despite trying to hide pot in his mouth, according to police.

Boynton Beach Police arrested Richard Sims, 31, on Wednesday morning after a traffic stop on North Federal Highway.

Officers said they first found 1.4 grams of cocaine on Sims during the traffic stop.

Officers said Sims was also hiding two plastic baggies of suspected marijuana in his mouth.

Sims was arrested and charged with cocaine possession, marijuana possession, resisting arrest without violence and destroying evidence.

Sims posted his $6,000 bail and bonded out of the Palm Beach County Jail on Wednesday morning.

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