U.S. Park Police say their narcotics unit confiscated more than a pound of cocaine from a man in Southeast Washington, including more than an ounce of crack that officers found between his buttocks.
Officers received a tip from a confidential informant on Sept. 19 saying an individual known to sell narcotics had arrived in a black Nissan at 2652 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE. The informant described the man, allowing the officers to identify him as he left a building at the address and re-entered his vehicle.
Officers pulled the vehicle over and identified the man as the alleged dealer, Lacroix Floyd. Officers removed Floyd from the vehicle and patted him down, noticing "a hard object protruding from the defendant's buttocks," according to a court document.
Floyd was arrested and taken to a Park Police station. It was there that officers completed their search, and they said they found a plastic bag in Floyd's buttocks that contained 13.3 grams of crack cocaine and 8 pink Ziplock bags containing crack weighing approximately 2.5 grams each.
A portion of the rocklike substance found by the officers who patted him down tested positive for cocaine base, police said.
The next day, officers obtained consent from a landlord to search the defendant's apartment at 2337 Green St. SE. Officers reported they found 167 more pink Ziplock bags containing a total of 12.5 ounces of crack cocaine. Officers also said they found digital scales, more empty plastic bags and other paraphernalia in a bedroom.
In the closet of the bedroom, police said, officers found a vest with a pocket, which held two plastic bags containing nearly 4.5 ounces of crack cocaine and nearly 5 ounces of powdered cocaine. They also found $4,000 in cash, according to the court document.
Police said the amount of the substances found indicated that the drugs were going to be sold rather than used by the defendant. Floyd was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Park Police were not able to provide any further details on the case.