Well, having a tight ass is now not only officially considered probable cause, but apparently it also gives law enforcement a reason to unleash a series of rather brutal and questionable search tactics in the name of the War on Drugs.
What started out as a leisurely day of shopping at a Wal-Mart in Demming, New Mexico took a turn for the worse for David Eckert, who after pulling out of the store parking lot, found himself being pulled over by a Hidalgo County Sheriff’s officer.
The officer informed Eckert that the motive behind the traffic stop was due to him not making a complete stop at a stop sign before leaving the parking lot. That is when Eckert was asked to step out of the car, when the officer reportedly noticed the man clenching his butt cheeks, perhaps, he suspected, in an attempt to conceal narcotics up his sphincter.
Back up was called -- and while Eckert was being detained by old Johnny Law, a local judge was signing a warrant for an anal cavity search.
Officers reportedly transported Eckert to a nearby emergency room, but the doctors there refused to conduct a search of the man’s anus because they claimed it was an “unethical” practice. However, physicians at the Gila Regional Medical Center apparently did not subscribe to the same standards, admitting Eckert into the facility where they proceeded to run a gamut of tests that makes the thought of curious aliens armed with sharp objects sound appealing.
After doctors x-rayed Eckert’s stomach, they found no evidence to suggest he had any narcotics stashed where the sun doesn’t shine. Nevertheless, that did not stop several doctors from inspecting his anus with their fingers during two separate examinations. Again, no narcotics were found.
So, rather than let Eckert go with some shred of dignity, doctors decided to give him an enema and force him to drop an embarrassing load right in front of police officers and medical staff. After a poo search turned up no signs of narcotics, doctors administered yet another enema. Shockingly, no narcotics were discovered.
Still, even though Eckert couldn’t possibly have anything left inside of him, much less an ass-stash of dope, physicians made the call to give the man a third enema just so they could feel confident that they were completely thorough. After, Eckert’s final intestinal flushing, neither doctors nor law enforcement could find any reason to believe that he was smuggling drugs.
However, did they let him go? Nope.
Instead, doctors x-rayed Eckert’s guts a second time, where they found absolutely nothing that resembled narcotics. So, again, rather than put Eckert through any more of their savage shitdigging tactics, physicians decided to take it up a notch by sedating him and jamming a camera up his poop chute -- administering a dreaded colonoscopy.
It is worth mentioning that throughout this entire chain of butt probing events; Eckert never once consented to the Hidalgo County Sherriff’s Office’s and Gila Regional witch doctor’s mad-science sodomy.
Eckert has since filed a federal lawsuit against a myriad of defendants, including The City of Demming, New Mexico, several Demming police officers and Hildago County Sheriff’s officers, the Deputy District Attorney, and two doctors from the Gila Regional Medical Center.
Eckert’s attorney, Shannon Kennedy says that there are several discrepancies in the way the search warrant was carried out, including medical procedures being administered in a county not listed on the search warrant and the warrant expiring before the anal cavity search was initiated.
It should come as no surprise that Eckert is reportedly being billed for the twisted anal inquisition he received in custody at Gila Regional: “Plaintiff still receives medical bills for thousands of dollars for these illegal, invasive and painful medical procedures,” according to the lawsuit.
Mike Adams writes for Playboy's The Smoking Jacket, BroBible and Hustler Magazine. Follow him: @adamssoup; facebook.com/mikeadams73.