Man who tried to flush drugs at Odessa bar arrested

Man who tried to flush drugs at Odessa bar arrested

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - A man was arrested by off-duty officers in Odessa after being found in possession of cocaine and trying to flush it in the bathroom of Ten Bar.

Authorities said the officers were working security at the bar early Sunday morning when they saw two men go into the restroom and then exit after about a minute.

One of the men was later identified as Jose Figueroa, 31.

Odessa police said Figueroa and 27-year-old man went into the men's restroom and the off-duty officers followed them. The two men were in a stall together.

After they were asked to exit the stall, Figueroa grabbed a yellow baggie, threw it into the toilet and then tried to flush it.

Officers immediately grabbed the bag from the toilet which later tested positive for cocaine.

The 27-year-old man also found in the stall was charged with possession of marijuana.

Figueroa was arrested for tampering with physical evidence and possession of cocaine.

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