Cocaine Suspect Declares 'My Life Is Over'

  • Season 19
  • Aired 07/29/2013
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In West Palm Beach, FL, Officer Bevell questions a driver about the cocaine found in his possession, leading the suspect to declare that his life is over.

>> OFFICER ROY BEVELL: The unit

that I'm assigned to is called

the NET Team, and it's an

acronym for Neighborhood

Enhancement Team.

And what we do is, if there's a

problem in the neighborhood,

anything from burglaries to

robberies or narcotics, we just

try to flood areas and-and... be

a little bit proactive instead

of just responding to calls.

( garbled radio transmission )

10-4.

Basically, I saw this vehicle up

here, it looked a little

suspicious-- a brand-new

vehicle, uh, matching that of a

couple that we had stolen

earlier-- and it ran two stop

signs already, so I'm gonna try

to stop it real quick.

( siren blares )

( speaks indistinctly

over loudspeaker )

How you doing?

( inaudible radio transmission )

Could I see your license,

registration and insurance?

Any reason why you didn't stop

at a couple of stop signs back

there?

>> No, sir, I didn't know I

didn't stop at a stop...

I'm sorry.

>> BEVELL: Okay.

>> I didn't know.

>> BEVELL: How come you're not

wearing your seat belt?

>> I just took it off right now.

>> BEVELL: You have your

registration and insurance?

>> Yes, I do.

This is a rental car.

This is the registration for

that.

>> BEVELL: You still live on

Lillian Road in Palm Springs?

>> Yes, sir, I do.

This is my other insurance

information, SR-22.

>> BEVELL: Okay.

Who is he to you?

>> He's a friend of mine.

>> Long time.

>> Long time. Couple years.

>> BEVELL: Okay.

Hang tight.

I'll be right back.

>> Yes, sir.

>> BEVELL: You got your ID

with you?

>> My ID, Social Security.

Run 'em in. Run it in.

>> BEVELL: Did you drop

something?

>> Yeah.

I ain't got no guns or

nothin'.

>> BEVELL: What'd you drop?

>> I think something hooked on

to my Social Security card.

>> BEVELL: No, I got your Social

Security card.

>> I mean, you know the back

slip things when you get it?

>> BEVELL: You got anything on

you, man?

>> No, I ain't got no drugs on

me.

>> BEVELL: No, I'm not looking

for drugs, but I'm looking for

something that can hurt me.

Do you have anything that can

hurt me?

>> Oh, no...

>> BEVELL: Turn around.

Just want to see if you have any

weapons or anything like that.

>> What stop signs did I run?

( inaudible radio transmission )

>> BEVELL: Okay.

Okay.

What about you, you got anything

on you I need to know about?

Any weapons, anything in the

car?

>> No, sir, I have nothing.

There's a... I have a knife

right here, and that is it.

>> BEVELL: Okay.

>> And you can... I'll put it

right...

>> BEVELL: Okay. Do me a favor,

man.

He's gonna put that knife there.

Step back.

No. Step back.

Don't grab it.

Why don't you have a seat on the

curb real quick.

Why don't you come out over

here.

( garbled radio transmission )

You got anything--

come over here--

you got anything on you?

>> No, I do not.

>> BEVELL: What's your first

name?

>> Clifton.

>> BEVELL: Clif?

>> Yeah, I have nothing...

>> BEVELL: Hey, relax.

Hey, guy, relax.

>> ...in my pockets, nothing.

Yes, sir.

>> BEVELL: 'Kay, I just want to

make sure you don't have

anything that's gonna hurt me,

that's all.

>> Yes, nothing.

>> BEVELL: Okay.

What's this?

What is that?

Don't-don't grab.

What is that?

>> Nothing.

>> BEVELL: Put your hands on top

of your head.

What is that in your pocket?

Don't...

>> I'm not.

>> BEVELL: Don't try to move,

all right?

>> I won't.

>> BEVELL: Put your hand behind

your back.

>> Yes, sir.

>> What happened?

What happened?

>> BEVELL: Sit down.

>> Yes, sir.

>> BEVELL: Sit down.

You got anything else on you?

>> No, sir, I don't.

>> BEVELL: How much is there?

>> Um, maybe...

um... ten grams?

>> BEVELL: What is that?

>> It is cocaine.

>> BEVELL: Okay, lean back.

You got anything else on you?

>> No, I don't.

>> BEVELL: 63, S. Palm.

Can I get another unit routinely

to transport at, uh...

>> Oh, my God, dude, my life is

over now.

>> BEVELL: Relax, all right?

What is your name again?

>> ( crying ): Clifton.

>> BEVELL: Clif, relax.

>> Damn! Clifton, yes.

This sucks.

>> BEVELL: Relax.

>> Damn it!

>> BEVELL: Relax, all right?

You ever been arrested before?

>> This sucks.

Yes, I've been arrested for...

for, uh, DUI and driving on a

suspended license, and I just

finished probation, and I have a

hardship license, and I was...

you know?

I mean, that's it, dude.

I'm getting ready to go to

school.

Oh, I'm screwed, man, to be

honest with you.

That's it.

>> BEVELL: Is there anything

else in that car?

>> No.

>> BEVELL: Do you mind if I

check it?

>> Uh, you know what?

If you really want to, go ahead.

I am so screwed.

>> BEVELL: I'm sorry?

>> I'm screwed, man.

>> BEVELL: Is there any more

drugs in the car?

>> No. That was it right there.

>> BEVELL: Okay.

>> Oh, my dear Lord.

>> BEVELL: Do you understand why

I'm checking you?

You tell me you got a knife in

there?

>> Yes, sir. Um...

>> BEVELL: Okay.

>> Oh, my dear Lord.

>> BEVELL: If you can go and put

him in your car...

>> SERGEANT TONY SPATARA: Mark,

go ahead and put him in the back

of the car.

>> ( over radio ): Uh, 10-54.

>> BEVELL: He pulled this up,

said, "I got... this is all I

got."

That's when I told him to come

on out and checked him for any

more weapons, so...

>> SPATARA: Okay, good.

Good job.

>> BEVELL: Sarge.

I think I got some more, uh,

pieces of crack cocaine in the

center console loose.

I got some more crack in the

console.

>> SPATARA: Okay.

>> BEVELL: Loose pieces.

>> SPATARA: We'll, uh... you

know what we'll do.

We'll call, uh, QRT and see if

they want...

>> BEVELL: Yeah.

>> SPATARA: See if this guy

wants to talk.

>> BEVELL: He's very, uh, upset

about being arrested.

He thinks his life is over,

so...

Hey, Clif, listen.

What's that in the center

console?

>> The center console.

Really, honestly, I really don't

know.

>> BEVELL: There's a couple of

loose pieces, looks like crack

in there.

Is it crack?

I mean, tell me before I test

it.

>> Honestly...

>> BEVELL: Be straight with me.

I already got ten grams of pot

on you.

>> It must be. Yes.

>> BEVELL: Is it?

>> Must be.

>> BEVELL: Is it yours or not or

what?

>> That is not mine.

>> BEVELL: Was it...

>> No. No, no.

>> BEVELL: Whose is it?

>> Honestly, there were some

people in my truck, and I don't

know whose it is.

Honestly, seriously, but, hey,

if... it has to be crack.

>> BEVELL: Well, I might have to

charge you with that, too.

But it's not that big of a

difference, because, like I

said, I already got a bunch of

powder on you, so I'm not trying

to run a game on you, okay?

>> I know that.

>> BEVELL: But that's... I'm

gonna have to take that, too.

It's in the center console, so

that's... Okay?

>> Yes, sir.

>> BEVELL: But like I said, I

appreciate your cooperation,

and, uh, we're gonna take you to

the station in a minute and

figure something out, all right?

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