Deputies in Berkeley County, South Carolina, found methamphetamine in a man's rectum after they strip-searched him at the county jail this week.
"Our grandmothers told us to not put money in our mouth as we didn’t know where it had been," the sheriff's said at the beginning of its Facebook post about the arrest. "The same apparently goes for methamphetamines."
Digital Access for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
A deputy stopped a car driven by 37-year-old Dwayne Gernard Wigfall for a "moving violation" shortly after midnight on Tuesday, according to the sheriff's office post.
After approaching the driver, the deputy detected "the odor of raw marijuana emitting from the vehicle," the sheriff's office said.
The deputy found that Wigfall, of Adams Run, S.C., was driving with a suspended license. The deputy then searched the car and found "a wide range of drug paraphernalia and illegal narcotics," according to the post.
Wigfall was arrested and taken to the county jail, where he was strip-searched by jail staff "due to the nature of the charges," the sheriff's office said.
"Detention deputies reported that Wigfall had a black bag containing three bags inside his rectum," the sheriff's post continued. "Those bags were found to contain a substance that field tested presumptive to be methamphetamines weighing approx. 36 gross grams."
Wigfall was charged with multiple drug felonies and with attempting to smuggle contraband into a correctional facility. He was jailed on $145,000 bail.