The most successful drug dealers are the innovators… the ones who think outside the box.
Christopher Mitchell of Volusia County, Florida was just such a man.
Unfortunately for Mitchell, an unexpected turn of events upended his world.
Mitchell and his partner, Keithian Roberts, were driving through Osteen, Florida when they were pulled over by police. Mitchell, it turns out, was not wearing a seatbelt.
When cops approached the vehicle, Mitchell explained that he was physically not able to wear a seatbelt.
The reason? Mitchell weighs 450 pounds.
That heavy burden, however, came with an unseen advantage: the rolls of fat in his stomach area were ideal for hiding contraband—in Mitchell’s case, 23 grams of marijuana.
Mitchell and Roberts might have gotten away with it, too, were it not for the suspicious, nervous behavior that tipped off the officers.
They called in a drug-sniffing K-9 who wasted no time in unearthing the fat-hidden pot. Cops later found a handgun and $7,000 hidden away in a single tube sock.
Mitchell was charged with possession of marijuana and not wearing a seatbelt. Roberts was charged with possession of cocaine.
Read more at WFTV.com.
Image via Volusia County Corrections.