South Carolina Woman Gave Birth To 1,500 Grams Of Cocaine
Cops in South Carolina pulled over a couple, arrested them and were surprised when cocaine fell out of the woman's pregnant belly.
Wait, What Happened?
A woman who attempted to hide more than three pounds of cocaine under a fake pregnant belly has been apprehended by law enforcement officers. In the process of evading the authorities, the contraband fell out of the rubber belly that was allegedly attached to her.
So in a way, she gave birth to over 1,500 grams of cocaine.
During The Traffic Stop
During a proactive patrol on April 12th, officers from the Anderson County Sheriff's Office pulled over Anthony Miller and Cemeka Mitchem, residents of Charlotte, while traveling along Interstate 85. The reason for the stop was attributed to Miller's erratic driving behavior, as he drove haphazardly, crossing lanes of traffic and nearly colliding with a semi-truck.
Public Information Officer, Shale Remien, told ABC News that Miller and Mitchem appeared apprehensive during the stop and went out of their way to inform officers that Mitchem was pregnant. Nevertheless, conflicting information regarding her due date, as well as differing details about their intended destination, alerted officers to the possibility of criminal activity.
"The first red flag began when the two gave conflicting information about her 'due date,'" the release from the office said.
According to police, Mitchem fled from the officers as they grew increasingly suspicious of the "conflicting story" offered by the couple, and in the process, drugs fell out of a rubber stomach she had been carrying.
"Mitchem immediately took off running and very quickly drugs fell from the fake rubber stomach," the release noted.
What Did Police Find?
According to Remien, the search of their vehicle uncovered marijuana in addition to the contraband. As a result, the pair were arrested.
Subsequently, Mitchem and Miller have been apprehended and charged with drug trafficking. Law enforcement officials were stunned by the 1,500 grams of cocaine confiscated during the stop. Currently, both individuals are in Anderson County jail.
According to Remien, "It's not every day we see something like that."