An Idaho mechanic made an unexpected discovery while working on an elderly woman's car last week when he found a pound of cocaine hidden under the hood.
The Idaho Falls service shop employee made the discovery Tuesday, when he was servicing a vehicle belonging to an 82-year-old woman, Idaho Falls chief of police Steve Roos said this week. The cocaine -- 1.16 pounds with a street value of more than $40,000 dollars -- was found hidden inside the engine compartment.
According to Roos, the drugs were found in a package that was wrapped in black electrical tape and hidden by the radiator. Police field tested the substance and confirmed it was cocaine.
Investigators do not suspect the woman, who has owned the car for about 11 years, was aware the drugs were in the vehicle. Roos said they suspect the drugs were placed there by an unknown person prior to her purchase of the vehicle, which was a former rental car.
DRUGS HIDDEN IN THE DARNDEST PLACES:
This Florida woman was allegedly caught with a hypodermic needle stowed away in her anus. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/01/alexis-clancey-hides-needle-in-butt_n_2789700.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird%20News">Read the whole story here. </a>
Priscilla Pena and Michelle Blassingale were arrested at JFK Airport after arriving from the Dominican Republic in late January. Drug-sniffing dogs allegedly detected something. Authorities said Pena had seven kilos of cocaine in silver plastic, wrapped around her butt like a disposable diaper.
Rasoul Speight, 32, is facing a narcotics charge after New Jersey cops yesterday discovered a whopping 100 bags of heroin hidden in his anus.
Bellamy allegedly hid 36 vials of crack cocaine in her vagina to stay out of police custody. But officers noticed that the Philadelphia woman was walking funny, and she admitted to her hiding place. "The woman says, 'I have crack up in my vagina,' and she pushed out 36 vials of crack cocaine that were in a bag," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. "Thank God the lady didn't have a snake or a crocodile, or we'd really have been in trouble."
42 packages of marijuana were found stashed inside boxes of carrots on the back of a truck trying to pass through the Otay Mesa cargo facility.
Jose Santiago is accused of hiding 2.5 grams of crack cocaine and 2.8 grams of marijuana inside his prosthetic leg.
Kiana Howell (L) and Makeeba Graham (R) are accused of attempting to smuggle cocaine from Guyana into the U.S. in their hair.
Harvey is accused of stuffing clothes shoes and a watch worth a combined $450 <a href="http://blogs.tcpalm.com/off_the_beat_will_greenlee_blog/2012/09/byron-harvey-apparently-had-a.html" target="_hplink">in his pants.</a> He also allegedly had several pills stuffed in his pants that he claimed were not his.
Carlos Valenzuela, 42, was pulled over by El Paso authorities for a traffic violation, but the routine stop led to the discovery of <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/07/cocaine-in-xbox-carlos-valenzuela_n_1495223.html#s=946270" target="_hplink">two large bricks of cocaine inside an XBox 360.</a>
A traffic violation by Ray Woods, 23, caught the attention of Pennsylvania police, who then discovered Woods was packing something quite large: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/12/89-bags-of-heroin-tied-to-penis_n_1420733.html" target="_hplink">89 bags of heroin and cocaine tied to his penis.</a>
Cindy Davidson of Salt Lake City found quite a surprise when she opened a box of tampons she purchased: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/04/cocaine-tampons-accidenta_n_1477321.html" target="_hplink">cocaine wrapped in cellophane.</a>
Florida police not afraid to get their hands dirty <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/17/police-find-crack-in-butt_n_1285604.html" target="_hplink">discovered crack in the butt</a> of 28-year-old Ramon Blair.
An Idaho mechanic <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/10/idaho-mechanic-discovers-cocaine_n_1506071.html?ref=drugs" target="_hplink">found 1.16 pounds of cocaine</a> -- that's more than $40,000 worth on the street -- inside the engine compartment of a car belonging to an 82-year-old woman.