Arrestee Tried To Smuggle Drugs Hidden In Prosthetic Leg Into Jail, Cops Charge

A Florida Man being booked into jail sought to smuggle narcotics into the lockup that were hidden inside his prosthetic leg, police charge.

Keith Adams, 37, was arrested early Saturday during a traffic stop near his residence in Largo, a city in the Tampa Bay area. Adams, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was sitting atop a “glass pipe which contained a thick white residue which field tested positive for cocaine.”

When sheriff’s deputies sought to detain Adams, he allegedly struggled with cops and was taken to the ground, where he was handcuffed.

Arrested for cocaine possession and resisting, Adams--who has a prosthetic leg--was “specifically asked before transport to the jail if anything was concealed in his leg, and warned bringing it into the jail would be an additional charge.”

Adams, cops say, denied that his leg housed any contraband.

However, a subsequent search at the Pinellas County jail revealed that Adams’s leg contained a gram of fentanyl and a stash of Xanax pills.

Seen above, Adams is locked up in lieu of $7650 bond on three felony charges and one misdemeanor count. Adams has two other separate pending narcotics cases, for his alleged possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl.