Authorities in Washington state say a man was in the hospital after shooting himself in the groin when a surgical team noticed he had something stashed nearby.
As the New York Daily News reported, 27-year-old Cameron Jeffrey Wilson allegedly stashed illegal narcotics in his rectum prior to inflicting the serious injury to his own testicles.
The suspect, who already has a long track record, was in an operating room at an area hospital when the hidden narcotics slipped out.
Wilson was already reportedly facing legal trouble for being a felon in possession of a firearm at the time police say he fired a gun and the bullet traveled “through his testicles and into his thigh” last month. He is accused of leaving the firearm at a friend’s residence before his girlfriend carried him to the hospital.
When medical staff allegedly found the marijuana-filled balloon during surgery, they notified police who reportedly went on to find methamphetamine in his vehicle, according to the New York Post.
Officials secured an arrest warrant while the suspect remained in the hospital and permitted him to surrender to authorities two days later. Wilson has subsequently been charged with criminal counts including possession of a firearm and methamphetamine followed by four counts of witness tampering stemming from a phone call between him and his girlfriend.
Incredibly, police say he also had another bag of weed shoved in his rectum at the time he surrendered to police, leading to yet another criminal charge.
Reports indicate Wilson pleaded not guilty to the charges and is expected to head to trial beginning next month.
[Featured image: Cameron Jeffrey Wilson, Chelan County Department of Corrections]