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21-year-old man smuggles gun into prison by hiding it in his behind

By Mason White 12:33 PM May 12, 2015
Darquan R. Lee 

By: Chan Yuan
A corrections officer was shocked to find a handgun hidden inside a prisoner’s behind, prison officials in New Jersey said.

The incident unfolded in the Cumberland County Jail on Friday, during a strip search performed on 21-year-old Darquan R. Lee of Bridgeton.

Lee was arrested on a contempt of court charge on Friday afternoon.

During booking, suspicion arose that Lee might be hiding something as he asked the police to use the bathroom, but then refused after officers said that they were going to pat him down and search the bathroom.

It was at this point the officers thought Lee might be hiding contraband in his behind. When Lee was sent to the Cumberland County Jail, police told the prison staff that he might be hiding contraband.

During a strip search, prison staff discovered a .25 caliber automatic pistol in his behind. The weapon was reported stolen from Alabama.

Lee was charged with possession of a weapon and receiving stolen property. He is being held at the Cumberland County Jail without bail.