Man charged with hiding over $1K in his rectum

Photo source: Marion County Sheriff’s Office

The old phrase “sticking it where the sun doesn’t shine” takes on a new meaning when talking about an alleged Florida drug dealer and user.

A Marion County man has been charged after trying to hide over $1K in his own rectum.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, which is south of Gainesville, Florida, Pattreon Stokes, 26, was pulled over early on Saturday morning.

The deputy who pulled him over reportedly smelled marijuana emanating from inside the car.

The situation was exacerbated because Stokes also had a 7-month-old child in the car at the time.

When the deputy searched the car, the following was found: 197 grams of methamphetamine, rock cocaine and 4 grams of heroin, a scale, a small amount of marijuana and a good deal of money.

The money temporarily disappeared between the time of the pullover/search and the arresting officers’ arrival. When deputies later appeared to get the money, Stokes attempted to claim that it had already been taken. That was when the officers noticed, after another search of his body, that $20 bills were coming out of his backside. And as the Marion County Sheriff’s Office described on Facebook, the deputies proceeded to retrieve it.

“After a necessary but undesirable process for everyone involved, MCSO Detention Deputies located $1,090.00 in U.S. currency hidden in Stokes’ rectum. Judging from Stokes’ mug shot, he looks pretty ‘bummed’ about the whole situation…” the Facebook post read.

For his trouble, Stokes has since been hit with a litany of charges, including 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.


Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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