According to this Dakota County Criminal Complaint, a meth head allegedly attempted to hide drugs in both his shoes and underwear. Later, while being processed at County jail, the drugs were discovered and he attempted to cover up the additional crime with a snow job.
From the complaint:
On January 26, 2012, a Dakota County correctional deputy was assigned to the intake area of the Dakota County Jail, in the City of Hastings, Dakota County, Minnesota. While bringing in the defendant, Christopher Anthony Jones, the deputy asked the defendant to remove his shoes. When the defendant took off his right shoe, the deputy noticed a hard, clear substance fall out of his shoe. When the deputy asked the defendant what it was, he said it must be snow. The deputy responded that snow would have melted, and the defendant stated, “It must be meth then.” Deputies swept up the substance and placed it into a plastic bag and asked the defendant if he had any more on him. The defendant stated that he had more in his underwear. Deputies found a small plastic bag in the waistband of the defendant’s underwear that had a similar hard clear substance in it.
The St. Paul Police Department Crime Laboratory conducted a gas chromatography/mass spectrometry test on substance in both baggies. The test indicated the presence of 1.89 grams of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
Are you surprised this guy didn’t try to come up with a different story after the snow job failed? Do you wonder what other excuses criminals come up with when drugs fall out of their hiding spaces? Are there a lot of drugs collected on people at this time or are they mostly found during preliminary searches of a person during an arrest? Should police officers do a more thorough job during an arrest so as not to allow criminals to bring these sort of contraband into the jail or are their current efforts enough? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear what you have to say.