Woman Sentenced To 3 Years After Trying To Hide Drugs In Poo Inside Cop Car
Corsicana, TX – A Texas woman who pooped in the back of a police car to give herself something to hide her drugs in has been sentenced to three years in prison.
The incident occurred after 32-year-old Shannen Martin was caught shoplifting in an H-E-B grocery store on Feb. 21, 2018, WKYC reported.
Officers responded to the scene and tried to take Martin into custody but she resisted arrest.
She was ultimately handcuffed and put in the back of a police vehicle, but she wasn’t searched very thoroughly by the officers who arrested her, WKYC reported.
Once she was left alone in the police car, she went to work hiding her contraband items.
Police said Martin defecated and then proceeded to hide 2.3 grams of crack, a crack pipe, and a Valentine’s Day card in her feces.
Police found the drugs and the card while they were booking her in at the Navarro County jail, according to WKYC.
Martin was charged with tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance.
She was also charged with injury to a disabled person stemming from an incident when she’d Maced a family member, the Corsicana Daily Sun reported.
Martin pleaded guilty to all three charges and was granted probation instead of prison time after a contested hearing on punishment.
But in September of 2019, the Navarro County Community Supervision Department filed to revoke Martin’s probation due to multiple violations of her parole conditions, the Corsicana Daily Sun reported.
Martin pleaded guilty to all of the probation violations in exchange for an agreed-upon three-year prison sentence.
The court accepted the plea offer on Feb. 6 and Martin was re-sentenced, the Corsicana Daily Sun reported.
“The disgusting nature of Ms. Martin's actions underscore why this woman needs to be in prison, and not out in the community doing further harm,” Navarro County District Attorney Will Dixon told the court. “Most people would never even consider defecating in a car so that they could hide contraband in their own feces. This individual has proven repeatedly why the public needs to be protected from her.”