Chalk this one up as another “only in Florida” story.
In Volusia County, Florida, police deputies noticed two men driving in a car, and the passenger was not wearing his seat belt. After pulling the car over, the passenger — Christopher Mitchell (a.k.a. “Biggie” and “Fat Boy”) — explained that he was unable to use the seat belt because of his size. Police listed Mitchel as being 5’6″ and weighing 450 pounds. However, the guys seemed pretty nervous, which raised the cops’ suspicions. So the officers dispatched a drug-detecting K-9 to the scene, which alerted deputies to the presence of drugs.
How much? Try 23 grams of marijuana — hidden between his folds of his flesh! HIS FLESH! Police also recovered cocaine in the car (not , a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun (not hidden under his belly) and more than $7,000 in cash stuffed into a tube sock.
So, yes, that was a tube sock they found and not something else.
According to The Smoking Gun:
Additionally, deputies noticed that the car’s trunk and its interior were “sprinkled with carpet freshener and scented dryer sheets, a common tactic used to conceal the odor of drugs when they’re being transported,” according to a news release which does not reveal which unfortunate deputy had to excavate the pot from Mitchell’s stomach cave.
Both men are facing drug possession charges. Mitchell was also cited for failure to wear a seat belt, which is like icing on the cake when you think about it.
According to Florida Department of Corrections records, Mitchell previously spent three years in prison following a conviction for cocaine trafficking.