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Prison Guards Discover Gun Hidden Between Inmate’s Butt Cheeks” During Cavity Search

May 10, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Prison Guards Discover Gun Hidden Between Inmate’s Butt Cheeks” During Cavity Search

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A handgun was found in a Bridgeton man’s “anal cavity” during a strip search at the Cumberland County Jail on Friday, police said in a news release.

When officers arrested 21-year-old Darquan R. Lee, of Pamphylia Avenue, on a contempt of court warrant Friday afternoon, they searched him and brought him to the Bridgeton police station, according to Lt. Thomas Speranza, of the Bridgeton Police Department, in the release.

But at the station, suspicion that Lee might be hiding something arose when he asked police to use the bathroom, but then “refused” after officers told him that they would pat him down and search the bathroom “before and after he used it,” police said.

It was at this point officers thought Lee might be hiding “contraband” in his “anal cavity,” according to the news release.

Upon transferring Lee to the Cumberland County Jail, the police officers told jail personnel they thought Lee might be hiding contraband, officials said.

It was during a “strip search” that jail personnel discovered a .25-caliber automatic handgun “shoved in his anal cavity” and “between his butt cheeks,” authorities said.

The handgun was also reported stolen from Alabama, according to police.

Lee was additionally charged with possession of a weapon; unlawful possession of a weapon; certain persons not to have a weapon and receiving stolen property, according to officials.

He is currently being held in the Cumberland County Jail without bail.

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