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Florida Man strikes again:

A 20-year-old Gainesville man was arrested Saturday night after police spotted him on the street holding a cannabis plant in a red Solo cup.

When Keith Lenard Sheppard, of 1215 SE 19th Terrace, saw a police vehicle pull up near 1227 SE 19th St., he quickly placed the plastic cup he was holding on the ground next to his leg.

Inside the cup was a greenish-red cannabis plant with its roots intact, police said.

Sheppard told police the plant had just been given to him, and he was simply smelling it when the police vehicle first approached.

Happens all the time.