Heroin in the Pants?! English Men Arrested for Wardrobe Malfunction
What is it with drug smugglers and pants?!
Just last month we reported that a Jamaican flight attendant was arrested on a first time attempt at drug trafficking (he was really bad at it). Before that there was the Oregon woman smuggling heroin into a jailhouse via her genitalia. (Yeah. Awkward.)
Our newest members of the “Not a Good Smuggler” list are 23 year old Anthony Moriarty and 19 year old Matthew Morin of Manchester, England.
This twosome were arrested November 4th when heroin fell out of Moriarty’s pants during a traffic stop. According to the APP, at about 4:15 pm Manchester Police officers noticed the two young behaving suspiciously in a parking lot on Route 571. After watching the pair for a bit, officers pulled over the 2004 Chevy Impala and took note of the clear signs of heroin use they displayed.
Stopped at the intersection of Route 70 and 9, officers asked the passenger- Moriarty- to step out of the car in order to conduct a search. Immediately upon exiting the car a small baggie of heroin fell out of the leg of his jeans. The 23 year old was arrested quickly thereafter.
Morin, the 19 year old driver, would have been off scot-free if the officers had not further inspected the vehicle. In the trunk of the car they would find more heroin and several hypodermic needles. While Morin could play unaware of Moriarty’s possession of heroin, it was significantly harder to explain additional drugs and paraphernalia in the trunk of his own vehicle; he was also arrested.
Both men face charges of possessing heroin and paraphernalia. However, charged with the possession of hypodermic needles, Morin was taken to Ocean County Jail on a $7,500 bail. Moriarty was released with a pending court date.
I can’t say I understand this trend of pants-and-genitalia smuggling, but if it keeps illicit substances off the streets and consequently saves lives, go ahead.
Should Moriarty and Morin face drug trafficking charges? Tell us why or why not!
About the Author
Alexandrea Holder is a South Florida native working toward double Master’s degrees in Psychology and English. She finds the psychological aspects of addiction and mental illness fascinating, as both are prevalent in her family’s history. When not researching and spreading addiction awareness, Alexandrea enjoys sparring, artistic pursuits, and admiring puppies online.