Linn County Metro

Cedar Rapids man accused of smuggling drugs in body again

Jail staff find plastic bags of crack cocaine in suspect's rectum

CEDAR RAPIDS — Brandon Wilson just can’t stop hiding drugs in his rectum.

For the second time this year, Wilson, 26, has been arrested and accused of hiding plastic bags of drugs in his rectum.

The latest incident is alleged to have occurred on Nov. 29. According to a Linn County Attorney’s Office criminal complaint, Wilson was arrested on an active arrest warrant and taken to the Linn County Jail. At the jail, officers discovered 51 plastic bags of crack cocaine and marijuana in Wilson’s rectum. Wilson also had more than $1,700 cash on him.

The crack cocaine — which weighed more than seven grams — did not have a drug tax stamp attached, according to authorities.

Wilson has been charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and Iowa drug tax stamp violation.

In a previous incident in February, Wilson was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possessing contraband and possession of a controlled substance after authorities alleged he tried to sneak 109 plastic bags of crack cocaine into the Linn County Jail. Those drugs were also found in his rectum, bringing the total number of plastic bags found in Wilson to to 160 for the year.

Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner said at the time that his office does not track the contraband that is sometimes sneaked into the jail, but he suspected Wilson’s haul was a record.

“That’s the reason we conduct strip-searches,” Gardner said in February.

A plea hearing in the February case is scheduled for Dec. 22. Wilson has a previous conviction for possession of crack cocaine in Linn County from November 2014.

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