Tyrone Dixon, of Florida, was arrested along with his partner, Emily Lasell, of Vermont, early Tuesday morning for trying to transport crack cocaine that was stuffed in a loaf of bread, according to Newport Dispatch. Tyrone Dixon thought that his way of smuggling drugs across the border was clever, but law enforcement officers nabbed him before he could make his connection.
And it would have worked had Tyrone Dixon not made an illegal u-turn at the Derby Line, U.S-Canadian border, a move that quickly got the attention of United States Customs and Border Protection agents. Once they caught a glimpse of Tyrone’s hasty move, they pulled him over and searched the car. Inside, they found a bevy of drug paraphernalia, including syringes, white packages consistent with heroin drug packaging, and two packs of heroin, along with the crack bread, according to the Burlington Free Press. In July, Inquisitr reported that U.S. Border Patrol agents are seeing an increase of aggressive attacks upon them by Mexicans who attempt to cross the border.
Police quickly took the two criminals into custody and charged them with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. If convicted, Tyrone Dixon and Lasell could spend 20 years in prison and pay a hefty fine.
In the drug game, smugglers think of all sorts of unconventional ways to transport drugs. In 2010, the New York Post reported that a Colombian man used his own daughter’s stomach as a stashing place for drugs. In that case, police say that the man put more than 100 cocaine-filled capsules in his daughter’s stomach. The girl ended up in the hospital with a rupture.
It has been recently reported that large dogs have been used as a mules to transport drugs. The trend has been especially popular among South American drug cartel members. In that brutal scheme, dogs are made to swallow pounds of cocaine and other drugs. Once the dogs reach the intended destination, they are cut open and the drugs are extracted from the stomach. And the bizarre reports don’t end there. In recent years, agents have found drugs stuffed inside haircare products and human genitals.
In September 2014, a man from Plattsburgh, New York, was arrested for stashing marijuana, cocaine and LSD inside of a child’s stuffed animal. The furry animal was wearing a D.A.R.E resist drugs shirt. Throughout the years, the story that a couple had stuffed drugs inside of a dead baby, but was later proved to be a hoax.
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