A Clearwater man says three syringes removed by police during a strip search do not belong to him.

Wesley Dasher Scott, 40, was arrested on a drug charge early Friday morning and was taken to the receiving area of the Pinellas County Jail.

While he was being strip searched, Scott removed three syringes from his rear and gave them to a deputy, according to an arrest affidavit.

He allegedly told deputies that the syringes were not his.