When Volusia police pulled over Christopher Mitchell and Keithian Roberts on State Road 415 in Florida, Mitchell told them he was too large to fit his seat belt.
Deputies probably could’ve discerned that Mitchell, who goes by the names of “Biggie” and “Fat Boy”, was indeed too large to fit the seat belt, but officers also observed that both Mitchell and Roberts were “acting nervously.”
Police called out drug sniffing dogs who immediately alerted them to the presence of both cocaine and marijuana. When officers searched Mitchell, they found 23 grams of marijuana hidden within the layers of his belly fat.
In addition to the well hidden marijuana, police also found cocaine, $7,000 hidden inside a sock and a gun. The men had attempted to cover the smell of marijuana with air freshener and dryer sheets.
Roberts was charged with possession of cocaine while Mitchell was charged with possession of marijuana. Mitchell was also ticketed for not wearing his seat belt.
Records show that Mitchell was arrested in 2002 for trafficking cocaine, but back then, he was around 200 pounds lighter than he is now.
Authorities say they were running an operation in the area which led to two dozens arrests and numerous tickets for speeding and other offenses.