Drug Smuggler Uses Self as Hiding Spot

Doctors performed surgery to remove crack pipe

By Matt Bartosik
|  Monday, Aug 16, 2010  |  Updated 6:45 AM CDT
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A Carpentersville man hid his drug paraphernalia from police, but fortunately officials were able to crack the case easily.

At about 2 a.m. Friday, Elgin police responded to a call from a business near North State and West Chicago street, reports the Daily Herald. Alex Garcia, 28, had locked himself in the washroom and refused to come out, police said.

Left with no other choice, police removed the door by unfastening the hinges. Inside, they found Garcia attempting to hide his illegal drugs.

But just where he was hiding them was—let's say—a pain in the butt.

When police took Garcia to Sherman Hospital, an X-ray quickly revealed his hidden stash, according to the Daily Herald.

Garcia not only had swallowed a plastic bag of crack cocaine, but he also had stored a crack pipe in his—uh—caboose.

That's some major junk in the trunk.

Doctors had to perform surgery on Garcia, police said, and removed the pipe from his cavity.

Garcia was wanted in Hanover Park on a $10,000 warrant and in Florida on a no-bond warrant, reports the Daily Herald.

We'd say he deserves a kick in the butt, but he may have received enough punishment in that area.

Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.

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