Man caught with cocaine hidden under belly fat

AUSTIN, Texas — Authorities say a Texas man tried to destroy cocaine hidden under his belly fat while being taken to jail after failing a field sobriety test early on New Year's Eve.

An Austin police officer pulled over Florentino Herrera early on the morning of Dec. 31 after he says he saw the 48-year-old run a stop sign and cross a solid white traffic line. Herrera was arrested after failing field sobriety tests and refusing to take a blood alcohol test.

In an affidavit, police say the squad car's camera recorded Herrera trying to destroy cocaine concealed under his stomach fat.

Herrera is being held on charges of evidence tampering and driving while intoxicated.

McDonald's drive-thru had some horses, 'E-I-E-I ... whoa!'

POWELL, Wyo. — Two Wyoming boys, a little bored over their holiday break, saddled up for a trip to McDonald's and a goat followed along.

Joel Perez, 15, and Trajen Collins, 13, rode their horses into town last week, not an uncommon sight itself in the small city of Powell. But usually goats don't tag along and there are no fast-food stops.

The teens said they didn't plan to take the animal, but apparently it was up for an adventure, too.

"We just wanted to get out of the house and do something," Perez told the Powell Tribune on Wednesday. The goat "just started walking right behind us."


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Perez ordered some sandwiches but nothing for the horses. Collins said they dismissed the idea of getting a salad for the goat because it had eaten some grass earlier. No word on whether they considered a "kid's meal."

The teens stopped by other stores to get a bowl and water for the animals.

Perez and Collins said they didn't get in trouble with their parents and that they would be up for another horse ride into town.

"When it's warmer," Perez said.

Associated Press