A New York man tried to hide crack cocaine in his rectum, state police allege.
Rasheen B. McKoy, 21, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after the vehicle he was riding in was pulled over by a state trooper on Sixth Avenue in Altoona, court records indicate.
According to state police, a trooper in an unmarked patrol car stopped the 2007 Ford F-150 pickup truck on the 600 block of Sixth Avenue for speeding. The female driver told the trooper she didn't have any identification because she had just left home to gas up her friend's truck, police said.
The passenger, later identified through fingerprints as McKoy, also didn't have identification. Police said after McKoy gave a name, birthdate and Social Security number that didn't check out, he was placed in an Altoona police patrol car.
The driver, police said, consented to a search of the truck, and officers allegedly found a small rock of suspected crack cocaine under the passenger seat.
McKoy was searched after he was taken to the Altoona Police Department, and officers allegedly saw a small plastic bag sticking out of his rectum. Inside the bag was 3.9 grams of crack cocaine, police said.
McKoy allegedly told police he lied about his identity because he thought he was wanted in New York. Police said he admitted what police had found was crack cocaine.
McKoy was arraigned at 1 a.m. Wednesday by Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller and placed in Blair County Prison in lieu of $150,000 cash bail. His preliminary hearing in Central Court on false identification to police and drug possession charges is slated for Wednesday.