Two people were arrested in South Carolina and accused of trying to traffic illicit drugs under a false pregnancy belly, authorities said.
Deputies spoke to Anthony Miller and Cemeka Mitchem last month during a traffic stop, where Mitchem appeared visibly pregnant, the Anderson County Sheriff's Department said Sunday on Facebook.
Deputies observed Miller, who was driving, zigzagging through traffic on Interstate 85 and nearly colliding with an 18-wheeler, the sheriff's office said. Upon being separated and spoken to, the pair allegedly gave deputies conflicting information about Mitchem's due date.
"As Mitchem realized deputies were becoming more suspicious of her conflicting story, Mitchem immediately took off running and very quickly drugs fell from the fake rubber stomach," the sheriff's department said.
The arrest occurred in April, but the sheriff’s office didn't announce it until Mother’s Day.
Deputies discovered more than 1,500 grams of cocaine during the stop, the sheriff's office said.
Inmate records show Miller and Mitchem were denied bond and remain in custody. It's unclear whether they have attorneys.