US man arrested after he hid drugs under 'stomach fat'

17/06/14

Christopher Mitchell

A man has been arrested in Florida after police say he hid cocaine and cannabis under the fat on his stomach.

Christopher Mitchell, who weighs about 450lb (200kg), faces multiple charges after the car he was in was stopped on Friday.

The vehicle was pulled over after a sheriff's deputy from Volusia County noticed the passenger wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

Officials say 42-year-old Mitchell said he was too big to wear a seatbelt.

The deputy said he called for a drug-detecting dog because Mitchell and the driver of the car appeared nervous.

Drugs were found in the car by the dog. Police said they also found a handgun and $7,000 (£4,100) in cash.

Both Mitchell and the driver were arrested.

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