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Miami Lawyer Caught Snorting Cocaine in a Circle K Bathroom, Back in Jail For More Drug Troubles

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A lot of addicts say they needed to hit rock bottom before being ready to accept recovery. This apparently has not yet happened for Miami lawyer Kenneth Kukec.

He was arrested in July after he was allegedly caught snorting lines of cocaine off the back of a toilet in a Circle K in the Florida Keys, but was back in jail on Monday after violating his pretrial release by testing positive for amphetamines.

According to Keys Info, Kukec, 61, decision to snort coke in a convince store bathroom came at a bad time. Two sergeants from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office happened to also be in the Circle K at the same time. One of the sergeants decided he needed to use the restroom and opened the door to find Kukec sitting backwards on the toilet snorting lines off the tank.

He was promptly arrested. One of the officers shined a flash light up Kukec's nose and found white powder inside. Samples taking from the bathroom later tested positive for cocaine. Police also found ten syringes, more cocaine, a pill crusher, and three bottles of unprescribed pills in Kukec's pants. More bottles of pills, later found to be Oxycodone, were found in Kukec's rental car.

Kukec, a lawyer who works in Miami but mainly represents clients in the Keys, had been a member of the Florida bar since 1986 with a clean record. He was charged with multiple felonies.

According to the Miami Herald, on Monday Kukec surrendered himself back into jail after he tested positive for amphetamines, but bonded out on $20,000 later that day.

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