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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Discoveries In Prosthetic Leg, Body Orifices

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Mugshots of (from top left, going clockwise) Donald C. Acquarelli, 25, Alexis A. Clancey, 20, Teal L. Thomson, 22, and Bradley J. Greus, 23. (Credit:

Mugshots of (from top left, going clockwise) Donald C. Acquarelli, 25, Alexis A. Clancey, 20, Teal L. Thomson, 22, and Bradley J. Greus, 23. (Credit:


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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – Four people were arrested and are facing drug-related charges after a traffic stop that led to the discovery of drugs and paraphernalia on the persons in the car.

According to a press release issued by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office on their official Facebook page, one of the passengers was hiding a bag of cocaine in his prosthetic leg. Another person reportedly hid a hypodermic needle in her rectum.

The trouble began for the quartet after police pulled them over for a broken brake light. The passengers – 23-year-old Bradley Jordon Greus, 25-year-old Donald Carlo Acquarelli, 22-year-old Teal Lee Thomson and 20-year-old Alexis Ann Clancey – told deputies that they were not in possession of any illegal substances or weapons, and reportedly consented to a search of the vehicle.

“When deputies began the search of Greus they asked if he had anything hidden in his prosthetic leg,” the press release stated. “Greus said he had a small bag of cocaine in it and handed it to a deputy.”

Thomson was found to be in possession of a several pills, which were hidden in her bra, while Clancey hid one pill in her wallet.

Clancey reportedly recovered the Hydromorphine tablet, however.

“While [responding authorities were] searching Acquarelli, Clancey jumped in the tan Hyundai, grabbed her wallet, quickly pulled out a pill and swallowed it,” the release explained. “Deputies attempted to stop her from swallowing but were unsuccessful.”

Five hypodermic needles containing Opiates were also found in the vehicle – and a sixth was located soon after.

“Clancey … told deputies she had another hypodermic needle hidden in her butt,” deputies noted in the press release. “[S]he was removed from the patrol car and produced a needle from her backside and gave it to the deputy.”

The four passengers were subsequently placed under arrest, and were held at the Charlotte County Jail. They now face a list of drug-related charges. Additionally, Clancey was charged with resisting an officer.

Greus reportedly remains in jail on a $6,500 bond, while the others reported posted bond and were released.

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