A Wisconsin woman is about to become an internet legend over the hiding place that she chose to stash a large number of illegal drugs.
After receiving a tip, police stopped 20-year-old Desiree Webster as she was driving a 1997 Monte Carlo along with convicted drug dealer 39-year-old Jaral McCollum
Mr. McCollum had a reputation of using females to transport his product by hiding it inside of their private parts and when a police dog became agitated while sniffing the driver’s seat where Webster was sitting it led to a body cavity search where a “fist-sized” package of drugs was discovered.
Among the bounty extracted from Ms. Webster were cocaine, methamphetamine, synthetic weed, ecstasy and just plain pot. The presence of the illegal substances was detected when the suspect was given a CT scan at a local hospital.
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Via The Smoking Gun “Police Found Drug Potpourri Inside Woman”:
Acting on a tip, police pulled over a 1997 Monte Carlo being driven by Desiree Webster, 20, who was accompanied in the vehicle by Jaral McCollum, a 39-year-old convicted drug dealer. Investigators had been told that McCollum would “travel with females and have them conceal the contraband inside their body.”
The Monte Carlo was stopped in Shawano, a city about 150 miles north of Milwaukee (where McCollum resides). Webster lives about 25 miles from Shawano.
When a patrolman told Webster that police thought “drugs are in her private parts,” she claimed not to have “any drugs in her.” Webster, who had turned over to cops a small bag of pot that was in her bra, was arrested and transported to the county lockup.
After Webster refused to cooperate with a strip search, she was taken to a local health care facility where a CT scan revealed a “baggie type mass” in her pelvic area. Webster eventually removed what cops described as a “plastic baggie about the size of a fist from her vagina.”
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Additional details per North Wisconsin ABC affiliate WBAY-2:
Webster had been driving the car, and a police dog showed particular interest in the driver’s seat.
A criminal complaint obtained by Action 2 News states a strip search was performed on Webster. A corrections officer told police she believed Webster had something hidden in her vaginal cavity.
Webster was taken to a Shawano hospital for a CT scan of her pelvic area. The scan showed something resembling a plastic bag, described as being the size of a fist.
Emergency doctors say this isn’t uncommon for them to see drug dealers do.
“It’s common that you would see them inside of condoms, inside of bags, inside of saran wrap, people try to get creative and they try to pack as much as they can into a very small container and it’s very common to actually see these containers or transport devices rupture,” said Dr. Ryan Murphy, an emergency medicine physician with BayCare Clinic.
A nurse removed the baggie. Investigators discovered that the baggie contained three smaller bags.
“As a health care provider it makes it extremely difficult because people aren’t very forthcoming about that type of thing and so to try and identify what might be going on makes it hard, and these might be potentially life-threatening cases,” Dr. Murphy adds.
Here’s what detectives say was inside the bags:
36.67 grams of cocaine
14.72 grams of meth
27.80 grams of synthetic weed
Six MDMA (ecstasy) pills
1.26 grams of marijuana
In total, Webster had 81.97 grams of drugs in her body, according to the criminal complaint.
Doctors say if the bag were to rupture, that overdose could be deadly.
One more reason to avoid illegal drugs: you just never know where they have been.