Cops: 450-Pound Man Stashed Pot in Stomach Fat

Florida man was too big to wear seat belt

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 16, 2014 3:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Florida man's cunning 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, the Smoking Gun reports.

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 New York Daily News reports. 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.

Fat Boy's associates weren't very creative when it came to handing out aliases.
"Fat Boy's" associates weren't very creative when it came to handing out aliases.   (Volusia County Sheriff's Office)
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