A Florida woman is accused of chewing up a glass crack pipe and swallowing it while she was being arrested on Friday night.
Dariel Hutton, 52, of Largo, allegedly tried to destroy evidence by consuming the drug paraphernalia. She was rummaging through her purse in front of police, when officers noticed a “small glass pipe with Brillo and burnt residue inside, which is consistent with a crack pipe,” according to the Tampa Bay Times, which cited the arrest report.
It’s not clear why she was approached by police in the first place, but the report indicates that she was looking for her boyfriend’s car keys in her purse. She allegedly grabbed for the pipe, and police tried to arrest her.
“While I was doing this, she placed the pipe inside her mouth and refused to open it,” Largo Police Officer Robert Drumm wrote in the arrest report, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “I made several attempts to have her open her mouth. … I observed her chewing and attempting to swallow, refusing to open her mouth.”
After she was arrested, Drumm wrote that she “made a big swallow” and opened her mouth to reveal a cut on its roof, according to the Tampa Bay Times’s citing of the arrest report.
Police claimed they did find something else in her purse: methadone pills. Drumm was arrested and faces charges with tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance and resisting an officer without violence, according to online jail records. She was being held in lieu of $4,150 bail but has since been released. There is no word on if the allegedly ingested glass crack pipe caused any health issues.
Hutton has a lengthy criminal history which includes prior arrests on possession of cocaine, marijuana, methadone, morphine and drug paraphernalia in the past. She has also been arrested on prostitution charges, according to online jail records. Hutton has done jail time twice in the past on theft and drug convictions.
[Photo: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office]
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