The Officials Statement
Authorities in South Carolina detained two persons and filed drug-related charges against them after finding cocaine concealed within a fake pregnant belly that one of the suspects was reportedly wearing.
The Special Investigation Division and Directed Patrol Unit of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said on Sunday that they were engaged in “proactive patrol” near Interstate 85 last month when officers stopped Anthony Miller and Cemeka Mitchem.
Miller and Mitchem provided contradicting information regarding Mitchem’s purported due date, the sheriff’s office claimed, leading officers to become skeptical.
When Mitchem attempted to go because she thought the deputies were becoming less convinced by her narrative, the narcotics fell out of the rubber belly.
On Facebook, the sheriff’s office claimed to have found more than 1,500 grams of cocaine during the traffic check. The allegations against Miller and Mitchem both relate to the trafficking of more than 400 grams of cocaine. According to jail records, the arrests happened on April 12.
Both suspects are being held without bail in the Anderson County Jail. According to South Carolina law, the two may be sentenced to up to 30 years in jail and a $200,000 fine.