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No, This Cop Did Not Find Weed In Someone's Butt

The NYPD had tweeted that an officer recovered marijuana from a suspect "where the sun don't shine," and people assumed the obvious.

Posted on October 7, 2016, at 4:28 p.m. ET

On Thursday, police for the New York Police Department's 23rd Precinct were tweeting about how one of their officers recovered some weed from a suspect "where the sun don't shine."

Carrying your #marijuana stash where the sun don't shine won't keep Officer Febres from finding it. That's dedicati…

A sample of the response to this tweet about Officer Febres' "dedication."


However, BuzzFeed News reached out to the NYPD, which clarified that the marijuana was found in a suspect's pants during an arrest. Here is their complete statement on the incident:

"On October 6, 2016 in front of 154 East 106 Street Kevin Pelotte, male, 26 was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Four bags of marijuana were found on the inside of Pelotte’s pants."