In February, we learned of a suspected drug dealer who hadn’t pooped for over a month. Police were convinced he’d swallowed the drugs he was arrested for allegedly having. He knew that once he went to the bathroom, the police would sift through his stool and could possibly find evidence against him. Well, the suspected drug dealer who didn’t poop for 47 days has been released.
Lamarr Chambers, the 24-year-old who’d been brought in for drug charges in England, was released after the police still had no evidence that he was guilty of drug possession. He was arrested on January 17, and the suspicion was that he had swallowed the drugs, so the police were allowed to hold him in custody until he had a bowel movement.
What they didn’t expect was for Chambers to hold his bowel movements in, and because of that, he walked out of the jail and immediately went to a hospital for medical treatment. It looks like he may have beaten the system that was trying to bring him down, and all he did was not poop.
Deputy Chief Constable BJ Harrington said: “Police forces have a legal and ethical responsibility for the welfare of anyone brought in to police custody. Although an investigation concerning the supply of Class A drugs is routine for our officers, there have in this case been some highly unusual circumstances which have attracted national attention.”
Chambers received regular meals, and even food meant to make him use the bathroom, and no dice. He held it in and now he’s a free man because of it. What a world.