The police arrested a 26-year-old man, Pattreon Stokes, following a traffic stop when they found he was carrying an array of drugs and a huge sum of money.
But to utmost shock, when they got back to the station and found the cash had disappeared but $20 bills were coming out of his bottom.
According to Fox, a Marion County in Florida, United States of America Police deputy pulled over Stokes for speeding in the early hours of the morning last Saturday, cops said in a Facebook post.
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During the stop, the officer perceived marijuana stench and upon searching the car, he found methamphetamine, heroin and rock cocaine. A scale was also recovered from the vehicle.
Police said Stokes was carrying a “small amount of marijuana and a large amount of currency on his person.” They arrested him and brought him to Marion County Jail.
But when they got there, cops said the money they found earlier was gone. Stokes claimed that deputies had already collected it, but “this was certainly not true,” police wrote in the post.
The post reads, “Detention deputies then noticed something quite unusual…they observed $20 bills falling from Stokes’ buttocks area.”
In a process cops called “necessary but undesirable” for everyone involved, they found $1,090.00 in U.S. currency hidden in Stokes’ rectum.
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“Judging from Stokes’ mug shot, he looks pretty ‘bummed’ about the whole situation,” police joked.
The Facebook post went on to apologise to the “wonderful cashiers” in Marion County, writing that they would understand if cash handlers chose to use gloves.
Police added that there was a seven-month-old child in the front passenger seat of Stokes’ car when he was arrested.
Stokes is charged with smuggling contraband into a detention facility, trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking heroin, possession of cocaine with the intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment.