Man facing cocaine charge tries to bite Collier deputy

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GOLDEN GATE, Fla. ā€” A man arrested for cocaine possession tried to bite a deputy who was attempting to stop him from breaking loose from his handcuffs, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said.

Marvin Josue Simon-Perez, 33, is facing charges for resisting arrest as well as drug possession and is in jail on $5,000 bond.

Deputies were called to a parking lot at 2224 Sunshine Blvd. where they said they found Simon-Perez slipping in and out of consciousness. When they got him to his feet, he began feeling around his pockets and pulled out a bag of white powder that tests later revealed to be cocaine, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff’s office personnel subjected Simon-Perez to a strip search at the jail and pepper-sprayed him when he failed to obey orders, the sheriff’s office said. He was handcuffed and placed in a cell, and that’s when deputies spotted him trying to get out of the cuffs.

He was placed in a restraint chair after the attempted bite, deputies said.

The strip search is routine for cocaine possession cases, according to the sheriff’s office.

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