- Associated Press - Monday, June 16, 2014

DELTONA, Fla. — A central Florida man who weighs about 450 pounds faces multiple charges after sheriff’s deputies say he hid cocaine and 23 grams of marijuana under his “stomach fat.”

According to a new release, a Volusia County sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle Friday after noticing that the passenger wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

Officials say 42-year-old Christopher Mitchell told the deputy that he’s too big to wear a seat belt. The deputy says he requested a drug-detecting dog because Mitchell and the driver appeared nervous. The dog detected the presence of drugs in the vehicle.


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In addition to the drugs on Mitchell, deputies say they also found a handgun and $7,000 in cash in the vehicle.

Mitchell and the driver were arrested. It was not clear whether Mitchell has an attorney.



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