Shelby, North Carolina – Keenen Ratchford, a 19-year-old Shelby resident, was jailed Friday after an officer allegedly found 11 bags of marijuana inside his buttocks.
According to Shelby Police, Ratchford was stopped by an officer around 11:30 p.m. after the officer noticed that a tail light on his vehicle was inoperable. When the officer approached the vehicle, he smelled a strong odor of marijuana. He also discovered that Ratchford was driving on a suspended license. Investigators say the officer searched the vehicle and did not find drugs. He then conducted a strip search on Ratchford, and still did not find any illegal substances. Ratchford then admitted that he had hidden 11 bags of marijuana inside his rectum. The bags were all contained inside of a bigger bag. Officers recovered a total of 6.7 grams of marijuana, according to the arrest report.