A man with an apparent crack pipe in his stomach may have more to worry about than a case of indigestion.
Law enforcement officials Aug. 16 discovered the cocaine smoking device in Oliver Johnson's stomach after Johnson was taken to the St. Lucie County jail, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.
Fort Pierce police reported Johnson, 46, appeared to be "lurking" before 9 p.m. in the area of a home on North 11th Street. He tried to throw something under a vehicle and then tried to hide something in his hat, where investigators found crack cocaine.
Johnson was arrested and taken to jail where deputies asked whether he'd consumed or hidden any illicit goods on or in his body. He said no.
An X-ray type machine, however, revealed an apparent crack pipe lodged horizontally in his stomach.
Crack pipes are not part of a balanced diet.
"(Johnson) was taken to the hospital to remove (the) crack pipe," an affidavit states.
In other recent crack-pipe-in-body-cavity news, a 30-year-old woman on Aug. 14 was found with a cocaine pipe stashed in her vagina.
Amanda Goss, of Vero Beach, had been arrested on a trespass after warning charge at a Walgreens in Vero Beach.
An Indian River County Sheriff's deputy patted Goss down and told her that taking drugs or contraband into jail was a felony.
"Goss stated that she had nothing," an affidavit states.
A strip search turned up a cocaine pipe squirreled away in her private parts.
Johnson, of Fort Pierce, was arrested on charges including possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, introduction of contraband and tampering with evidence.
Goss was arrested on charges including trespass after warning and introduction of contraband into detention facility.