by ‘Jola Sotubo
A man in Florida has been arrested for drug possession despite finding a curious hiding place for his stash.
42-year-old Christopher Mitchell, who weighs about 200kg and is nicknamed “Fat Boy”, hid marijuana in his belly fat but was found out by the police.
Mitchell was riding in a car with another suspect when they were stopped because the former was not wearing a seat belt.
NY Daily reports:
The big passenger, 42, told the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputy he was too fat to wear a seatbelt, arrest records show. Mitchell goes by “Biggie” as well, according to the Florida Department of Corrections’ website.
But the two men appeared nervous and the deputy called in a drug-sniffing dog that immediately picked up on cocaine in the front seat and traces of marijuana.
The deputies searched Mitchell and found 23 grams of marijuana hidden under his fat.
Police also found a handgun in the middle console and $7,000 in cash stuffed in a tube sock. The suspects tried to hide the smell of drugs with carpet freshener and scented dryer sheets, but that didn’t work.
The driver, Keithian Roberts, 38, was arrested for possession of cocaine and Mitchell was arrested for possession of marijuana and for not wearing a seat belt.
Mitchell was convicted in 2002 for conspiracy to traffic cocaine, but records show he has gained about 200 pounds since then.