Monday, June 16, 2014
A black man's plan to smuggle drugs in his ample stomach fat was foiled because he was too big to fasten his seat belt
Police say that after 450-pound suspect Christopher Mitchell — whose aliases include "Fat Boy" and "Biggie" — appeared nervous during a traffic stop, a drug-sniffing dog was called in and a search turned up 23 grams of marijuana stashed under rolls of fat. Cocaine, a handgun, and $7,000 in cash stuffed into a sock were also found during a search of the vehicle, which was pulled over when a deputy spotted that Mitchell didn't have a seat belt on. The 42-year-old suspect, who weighed around 200 pounds less when he was convicted of conspiracy to traffic cocaine in 2002, was charged with marijuana possession as well as failure to wear a seat belt.