An Oklahoma City man remained in jail Friday after police said he tried to hide a baggie of crack cocaine in his mouth and pretended to be unconscious in the Oklahoma County jail.
During a traffic stop early Tuesday, officers arrested Dion Lamont Wilson, 34, for driving without a valid license and an assault and battery warrant stemming from a previous incident. During a medical examination, a jail nurse noticed Wilson appeared to be hiding something in his mouth. When the nurse asked Wilson to open his mouth, he pretended to pass out, police said.
While he was lying on the floor, Wilson would occasionally partially open one eye to see if officers were still watching him, police said.
Officers took Wilson to St. Anthony Hospital, where he continued to act unconscious and refused to open his mouth. Wilson then told officers he had a marijuana joint in his mouth and refused to spit it out, saying he didn’t want to go back to prison.
An officer told Wilson he would only be charged with traffic offenses and not possession of marijuana. Wilson asked the officer what would happen if he had crack cocaine rather than marijuana in his mouth, and the officer said it didn’t matter. Wilson spit out a plastic bag containing about 2 grams of crack cocaine.
Wilson was taken back to the jail, where he was booked on complaints of possession of a controlled substance and bringing contraband into a penal institution. He was being held on $16,000 bail.