KINGSTON — Police said a Wilkes-Barre man hid cocaine in his buttocks and swallowed a bag of marijuana during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning.
Kison D. Loyd, 27, of McLean Street, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a woman who failed to use a turn signal on Wyoming Avenue at about 1 a.m., police said.
Police detected an odor of marijuana when they stopped the vehicle, according to the criminal complaint. Loyd was removed from the car and handcuffed. While speaking to Loyd, police noticed a plastic bag in his mouth.
Loyd refused to spit out the bag and turned his head, clenching his jaw closed. Police were unsuccessful in removing the bag from Loyd’s mouth, the complaint says. During a pat-down search, police allegedly found a bag of marijuana concealed in Loyd’s waistband.
Loyd was placed in a holding cell where he was strip searched. Police said in the complaint they found two plastic bags of marijuana from Loyd’s underwear and a plastic bag containing 14 smaller bags of crack cocaine, a bag of cocaine and a bag containing 24 tablets of Suboxone from Loyd’s buttocks, according to the complaint.
Three cellphones and a modified energy drink can with a false top that contained a scale were found during the traffic stop, police said.
Loyd was charged with four counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned by District Judge Ronald Swank in Wright Township and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled on March 12 before District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston.