LOUISVILLE, Ky.—A Louisville man is arrested in St. Matthews after being observed by officers loitering and found with illegal substances.
Police said Shaun Alston was loitering in a parking lot at 112 Meridian Ave. when officers saw Alston stopping customers and asking them for money.
The arrest citation stated that as officers approached Alston he took an unknown item out of his left pocket. Police said he had a crack rock in his left shirt pocket and a broken nail that is commonly used a as a push rod for a crack pipe in the rear pocket of his jeans.
After being transported to Metro Corrections, Police said Alston was asked if he had any drugs or weapons to which Alston said, “No.” Police conducted a pat down, revealing nothing.
A body scan was taken of Alston, showing that police said was an unknown object inside of the victim’s rectum. Officers continued to ask if Alston had anything illegal, with the subject continuing to deny he had anything, saying it was a metal rod from a previous surgery.
Police said Alston had no visible scars, with Alston asked a final time before being transported to the hospital, to which he finally stated, “Yes.”
Alston was able to removed the object and it was found to be a pipe commonly used to inhale drugs.
Police said the item was placed inside the rectum to attempt to hinder officer’s search and to knowingly introduce dangerous and illegal items into the secured facility of Metro Corrections.
Alston was initially charged with loitering, criminal trespass third, possession of a controlled substance first and possession of drug paraphernalia. With the body search and retrieval of the pipe, Alston was additionally charged with promoting contraband, tampering and an additional charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.