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Published on September 17th, 2014 | by News Feed

This Could Be the Weirdest Place to Hide Your Weed

People can be extremely creative when they are trying to hide their stash. In fact, drug smugglers provide us with almost endless entertainment each year when we read headlines of smuggling attempts gone wrong. This week, a 22-year-old guy from New York was busted at a Greyhound Bus Station when cops found his stash in one of the strangest places imaginable. We have to give him props… this man certainly was creative when he was trying to find an inconspicuous way to carry around his goods. In fact, he chose a stuffed lion wearing a D.A.R.E. shirt!

We can almost picture the guy’s frantic search for a good hiding spot as he packed for his bus trip. “I can’t just put it in my backpack. Maybe I could hide it in my shoes. No, too obvious. In the lining of my hat? Nah… that’s been done too. Wait! Let me grab little Sally’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education lion and just stuff it all in there. No one would ever expect that!”

Okay, so maybe that’s not how it went down, but no matter how it happened, the guy did end up shoving a ton of drugs into this toy lion. Unfortunately, the cops somehow figured it out and he got busted in a big way. When they shredded up the poor lion, inside was two grams of weed, 0.6 grams of cocaine, and a couple of LSD strips. He was definitely prepared for his trip, wherever he was headed.

High Times pointed out that maybe he drew inspiration from “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”. After all, who can forget that legendary quote that has inspired smugglers over and over? “We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers . . . and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls . . . Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.”

No matter what drove him to fill his lion toy with drugs, the guy certainly wins the award for most creative hiding place of the year. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite inconspicuous enough and now he’s stuck in the Clinton County Jail and he’s in a lot of trouble.

So maybe hiding your stash in a D.A.R.E. toy isn’t the best option? At least now we know.

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