Florida pot stash found under belly fat belonging to 450-pound ‘Fat Boy,’ deputy says
By Scott T. Smith / CBS12 News
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A traffic stop unearthed drugs, a handgun and a large amount of cash, with one drug stash found under the stomach fat of a suspect who goes by the name “Fat Boy,” according to police and prison records.
A Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputy on patrol passed a vehicle and noticed a large passenger who was not wearing a seat belt. The deputy pulled over the vehicle and learned that the passenger was imprisoned in 2002 for trafficking cocaine in Seminole County.
The deputy asked if there were any drugs or weapons in the car, and driver Keitian Roberts, 38, said there was a gun in the center console. Christopher B. Mitchell — 42 years old, 5’6″ and 450 pounds — told the deputy that he was too large to belt himself in.
Because the pair appeared nervous and Mitchell had a criminal background, a drug dog was used to search the car. The dog found a small amount of cocaine, loose marijuana and a tube sock containing a large amount of money.
When the deputy searched Mitchell, he found a baggie containing about 20 grams of marijuana “under Mitchell’s stomach fat.” A large amount of money in his shorts pocket was also found.
According to state prison records, Mitchell’s aliases are “Biggie” and “Fat Boy” and he has a “One Ton” tattoo on his right arm. He has put on nearly 200 pounds since he was released from prison in 2004.
A further search of the car turned up scented dryer sheets and carpet deodorizer in the trunk, which the deputy reported is a technique used to mask drug odors. The cash totalling about $7,000 was seized because the dog detected drug residue.