A man and woman were arrested and charged with drug-related crimes in South Carolina after authorities discovered they were trying to smuggle drugs using a fake pregnant belly allegedly worn by one of the suspects.
According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, its Special Investigation Division and Directed Patrol Unit were conducting "proactive patrol" along Interstate 85 last month when deputies pulled over Anthony Miller and Cemeka Mitchem.
Suspects Gave Conflicting Information Regarding Baby's Delivery Date
The sheriff's office said deputies became suspicious when Miller and Mitchem gave conflicting information about Mitchem's purported due date.
When Mitchem realized deputies were becoming more skeptical about her story, she attempted to make a run for it, which resulted in the drugs falling out of the rubber belly.
The sheriff's office said on Facebook it collected over 1,500 grams of cocaine during the traffic stop on that day.
Pair Facing 30 Years in Prison
Miller and Mitchem are both facing charges for trafficking over 400 grams of cocaine. Jail records show the arrests took place on April 12. Both are in the Anderson County Jail with no bond. If convicted, the duo could face up to 30 years in prison and a $200,000 fine, according to South Carolina law.