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Man Hid Cocaine Inside Prosthetic Leg in His Car, Police Say

This photo provided by Dover Police Department shows Marlow Holmes. Dover police say a Holmes, 39, has been arrested after officers discovered a stash of cocaine in his prosthetic leg.  Police say officers stopped Holmes as he was driving and during the stop a police dog alerted officers to the presence of narcotics in the car. A search of the vehicle,  officers discovered more than 28 grams of cocaine hidden inside a prosthetic leg on the front passenger seat. (AP Photo/Dover Police Department)
This photo provided by Dover Police Department shows Marlow Holmes. Dover police say a Holmes, 39, has been arrested after officers discovered a stash of cocaine in his prosthetic leg. Police say officers stopped Holmes as he was driving and during the stop a police dog alerted officers to the presence of narcotics in the car. A search of the vehicle, officers discovered more than 28 grams of cocaine hidden inside a prosthetic leg on the front passenger seat. (AP Photo/Dover Police Department)

 

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police say a Delaware drug suspect went out on a limb to transport a stash of cocaine, but he was busted when officers discovered the drug hidden inside his prosthetic leg.

Dover Police say 39-year-old Marlow Holmes was arrested Monday afternoon during a traffic stop. They said police dogs alerted officers to the presence of narcotics inside the car Holmes had been riding in. During a search of the car officers said they discovered more than 28 grams of cocaine stuffed into the prosthetic leg that Holmes was wearing, and arrested him.

Police say Holmes faces charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed, with bond set at $81,000.

Police say they kept the drugs as evidence but returned Holmes’ leg.

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