VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla., June 16 (UPI) –
Florida police made a big arrest on Friday after stopping a vehicle because the 450-pound passenger was not wearing a seatbelt.
A Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputy noticed that 42-year-old Christopher Mitchell wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and pulled over the car, driven by Keithian Roberts, 38.
The deputy observed both men acting nervously and called for a drug-sniffing dog. According to police, Mitchell claimed he was too large to buckle the belt.
After the dog alerted to the presence of drugs in the car, officers searched both men and the vehicle. They allegedly found 23 grams of marijuana “hidden under Mitchell’s stomach fat.”
The search also turned up a 380-caliber semi-automatic handgun, more than $7,000 stuffed in a sock and cocaine.
Mitchell, who goes by aliases like “Biggie” and “Fat Boy,” was charged with marijuana possession and cited for not wearing his seat belt. Roberts was hit with a cocaine possession charge.