Shawn Day, Delray Beach man, claims innocence with heroin in his lap, police say

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Sitting in the passenger's seat of a friend's car, Shawn Day allegedly told the cops he had no idea how the bag of heroin landed in his lap.

His explanation, a Delray Beach Police report says, didn't alter his trajectory to jail.

The 29-year-old Delray Beach man caught the attention of police when his buddy, Patrick Webster, pulled his 1995 Mitsubishi into the parking lot of the Budget Inn at 1600 N. Federal Hwy.

The area has been known for heavy drug traffic. When a woman walked up to the car and exchanged something with Webster – a reputable drug user – the cops sensed something was wrong.

Officers pulled the over and looked at Day, who was riding shotgun. They noticed a heroin-filled baggy on his lap.

"He said he did not know where it came from," an officer wrote in the report.

Day then landed in the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.