A Florida man whose official name is Edward Cocaine was recently busted for drug possession … and his case is one of the funniest drug busts of 2014.
The judge couldn’t hide his amusement when the bailiff announced the accused’s highly ironic name during a court appearance on Wednesday.
The Sun-Sentinel reports:
“What?” uttered a stunned County Judge John “Jay” Hurley.
“My last name is Cocaine,” proudly stated the man at the podium. His name was indeed legal and inscribed on his driver’s license.
“You know, I’d thought I’d seen it all,” Hurley laughed, shaking his head. “How many times have the police told you to step out of the car during your life?”
“Just about every time I get pulled over,” a chuckling Cocaine admitted.
The 34-year-old Fort Lauderdale man, arrested Tuesday in Pembroke Pines, explained how he got his name. “My great-grandparents came over here from Greece and they changed it,” he said. “That was like in the 1920s.”
Cocaine, however, was busted for possession of Xanax, NOT cocaine.
Watch the hilarious court video below.
[Mugshot via The Sun Sentinel]