ROCK HILL — A Rock Hill man who admitted to police that he stashed marijuana in his rectum was found with 41 baggies of pot hidden in the “groin area of his underwear” after he was strip-searched in jail on Wednesday, authorities say.
Street crimes officers stopped a red 1994 Toyota Camry at about 12:15 p.m. when they noticed the car make an improper wide turn onto Johnston Street, according to a Rock Hill police report. As police spoke with the driver, Emory McCullough, 33, they could smell marijuana coming from inside the car. The passenger, Kim Leonard Grafton Jr., 26, reached for a semiautomatic handgun. Police drew their weapons and ordered Grafton not to touch the gun before instructing both men to step out of the car.
McCullough told police he had marijuana in his pocket. Police found five baggies of raw pot, weighed at more than 4 grams, in McCullough’s front right pocket, and another .81 grams in another pocket, the report states. Police placed both men in a patrol car.
Grafton told police the gun belonged to his mother, the report states. Police searched the car, but did not find anything illegal inside. Still, an officer confronted Grafton about the smell of marijuana that came from him. Grafton told the officer he did not have any pot. He later admitted that he had marijuana in his rectum. Police arrested Grafton, charging him with possession of marijuana. McCullough received the same charge.
At the jail, police performed a strip search on Grafton, the report states. Police found 41 baggies of raw marijuana in the groin area of Grafton’s underwear. Police also found $315 on Grafton, but it’s unclear where he stored the money. He told the officer he was unemployed.