AUSTIN, Texas — It seems not everyone loses weight using cocaine.
A Texas man attempted to destroy cocaine he had stashed between the rolls of his belly fat as he was being driven to jail for driving drunk, police said.
Austin police pulled over Florentino Herrera early in the morning on Dec. 31 after he was spotted running a stop sign and crossing a solid white traffic line.
Herrera, 48, was arrested after failing field sobriety tests and refusing to take a blood alcohol test.
In an affidavit, police say after they placed Herrera under arrest and they had sat him down in the squad car, the vehicle’s camera recorded him trying to destroy the cocaine he “had hidden under his stomach fat” as he was being driven to jail.
He was charged with evidence tampering and driving while intoxicated.
Stomach fat has been a popular hiding place for drugs in the past.
In June 2016, police in North Carolina arrested a 315-pound man who had hidden heroin, crack cocaine and Percocet pills in his belly button. In 2014 police say a 450-pound Florida man known as “fat boy” or “Biggie Mitchell” had hidden 23 grams of marijuana under his stomach fat.