Man Suspected of Smuggling Gun in Rectum
Michael Leon Ward claimed to have found the six-inch .38-calibre pistol in his bunk after he was arrested for speeding in North Carolina on Monday.
The unloaded weapon was reportedly found in the cell toilet after the 22-year-old claimed someone was trying to kill him.
But officers at Onslow County Jail believe Ward, from Canton in Georgia, concealed the gun about his person to evade a strip search as he was booked into the jail.
A search of the suspect’s car also found controlled substances and drugs paraphernalia.