When 21-year-old Darquan Lee was arrested for a contempt of court warrant Friday in Bridgeton, New Jersey, he thought he had the perfect hiding place for a small-caliber pistol, but he was wrong.
Lee was searched when he initially entered the jail, but asked to use the restroom once inside. However, after Lee was informed that he would again be searched both before and after his bathroom trip, he quickly changed his mind, alerting authorities that he was likely hiding something.
Police then transported Lee to the Cumberland County Jail where he received a more thorough strip search. It was then that authorities discovered a .25-caliber pistol “shoved in his anal cavity located in between his butt cheeks.” The gun, which was loaded, was reported stolen out of Alabama.
Lee now faces additional charges for weapons possession, unlawful weapons possession, certain persons not to have weapons and receiving stolen property.
It is not known at this time if the gun will be returned to the original owner.