Florida police arrested a man following a traffic stop when they found he was carrying an assortment of drugs and a large amount of money. But the biggest surprise came when they got back to the station and found the cash had disappeared but $20 bills were falling from his rectum.
A Marion County deputy pulled over Pattreon Stokes, 26, for speeding in the early hours of the morning Saturday, cops said in a Facebook post. During the stop, the officer smelled marijuana and upon searching the car, he found methamphetamine, rock cocaine and heroin. A scale was also recovered from the vehicle.
Police said he was carrying a “small amount of marijuana and a large amount of currency on his person.” They arrested Stokes 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.
“Detention deputies then noticed something quite unusual...” the post reads. “They observed $20.00 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.
“Judging from Stokes’ mug shot, he looks pretty ‘bummed’ about the whole situation,” police joked.
The Facebook post went on to apologize to the “wonderful cashiers” in Marion County, writing that they’d would understand if cash handlers chose to use gloves.
Police added that there was a 7-month-old child in the front passenger seat of Stokes’ car when he was arrested. Stokes has been charged with a series of offenses including possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment, smuggling contraband into a detention facility, trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking heroin and possession of cocaine with the intent to sell, manufacture or deliver.