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Police: Man admits to selling drugs, saying he didn't want to be 'a jerk'

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Posted at 9:06 PM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 22:08:49-04

CINCINNATI -- Police say a man accused of selling crack cocaine admitted to the crime, saying he didn't want to be "a jerk."

Rico Porter, 45, is facing 15 counts each of possession of drugs and trafficking in drugs after police say they caught him with multiple bags of crack cocaine in the 2500 block fo Riverside Drive Monday.

Police also recovered more than $11,000 in cash, a handgun, more than 30 grams of crack cocaine and various pills, they said in court records.

Porter gave police permission to search his home and admitted to selling drugs, but said his girlfriend didn't know about the crack cocaine -- just the weed and pills, according to court records.

"Porter also stated that [police] caught him dead to rights so there is no reason to be a jerk and make it worse for himself," an officer said in an affidavit.

He was being held in the Hamilton County Justice Center pending arraignment Friday morning.