Man charged after having drugs in jail
AUSTIN — An Austin man accused of hiding drugs in his rectum has been released from jail after posting a quarter-million dollar bond.
Antonio Lamar Goodwill, 32, was charged in Mower County District Court with second-degree drug sale and third-degree drug possession, both felonies; gross misdemeanor DWI-refuse to submit and misdemeanor DWI-operate motor vehicle under influence of alcohol.
He's due back in court Wednesday.
The case began about 1 a.m. Dec. 17, when an officer on patrol saw a car driving over the center line for more than a block. After watching the car also swerve on the roadway, the officer performed a traffic stop.
According to the criminal complaint, the officer detected the odor of alcohol from the driver, Goodwill, who also was slurring his speech and had red, watery eyes. When Goodwill got out of the car, his pants were below the bottom of his underwear, the report says.
He allegedly failed field sobriety tests and was arrested, the complaint said.
About two hours later, jailers saw that Goodwill had an object in his rectum. He became noncompliant, the complaint says, so a search warrant was obtained to check his body.
Goodwill was taken to a local hospital; as the doctor explained what was going to happen, Goodwill reportedly agreed to remove the object himself.
According to the complaint, it was a plastic bag with nine smaller bags of cocaine, with a total weight of 5.3 grams.
A review of Goodwill's criminal history reflects a felony drug conviction in Illinois; his driver's license was revoked in November.