Police in South Jersey found a firearm on a suspect in a place that, well, isn’t the most comfortable place to “pack heat.”
Last Friday, 21-year-old Darquan Lee was arrested and during his strip search in Cumberland County Jail guards found a loaded .25-caliber in his “anal cavity.”
“We’ve had handguns hidden before,” Bridgeton, NJ, Police Lt. Thomas Speranza told the Daily News, “but never anything quite like this.
“It’s a good lesson for our younger guys: You can miss something even with a pat-down.”
Lee, who has an extensive criminal history, was arrested on a contempt-of-court warrant by Bridgeton police.
Police brought him back to the station and Lee began acting strangely. He pleaded to use the restroom but after officers said they would search the stall after he finished he then changed his mind, and “refused to use the bathroom,” according to Speranza.
“We thought he had drugs on him,” Speranza said. “We had no idea.”
Officers notified the jail about Lee’s strange behavior and when he arrived he was stripped searched. During the search, he was ordered to squat and when he did, Lee removed the semiautomatic handgun from “between his butt cheeks,” according to police.
Police traced the firearm and found out it was reported stolen in Alabama.
In addition to being charged with contempt-of-court, Lee was booked on charges of firearms violations and receiving stolen property.
As mentioned, Lee has been arrested on multiple occasions for numerous criminal acts, including trespassing, failure to appear in court, aggravated assault with a firearm, obstruction of justice and robbery.