Every toker has their favorite stash spot when needed, whether it is the fifth pocket of a pair of jeans, the beltline of your boxers or the hidden pocket in the tongue of your shoes.
But however crafty those places may be, 42-year-old Florida resident Christopher Mitchell has them beat. Or, did have them beat until last week when cops found nearly an ounce of herb under Mitchell’s belly fat after a traffic stop.
Apparently police pulled over the car after seeing that the largely overweight Mitchell wasn’t wearing his seatbelt in the passenger seat. His reasoning was simple: it didn’t fit him. Instead of being compassionate to the man’s condition, the cops instead decided to call in a drug dog. Mitchell and the driver, Keithian Roberts, were acting nervously, the cops said.
Well, the dogs showed up and that’s when the belly stash was discovered. Cops say the dog hit on cocaine as well and in the search police say they found $7,000 and a handgun in an old sock.
Mitchell, also known appropriately as “Biggie” and “Fat Boy”, was charged with marijuana possession. He was also cited for not wearing a seatbelt. According to NORML, Mitchell is facing felony charges with up to five years in jail and $5,000 in fines for the 23 grams.
Cops also admitted that the seatbelt stop was part of a larger plan for “crime suppression” in the area. Mitchell’s stop was just one of 148 that weekend, 14 of which resulted in citations and arrests for other crimes, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.