A Chicago man was sentenced Friday to just shy of 11 years in federal prison for having several grams of crack cocaine in his buttocks.
Myrio L. Shields, 35, had pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Peoria in September to one count of possession of more than five grams of crack with intent to distribute.
According to court records, police noticed the car Shields was driving had tinted windows. They stopped the car in the 400 block of MacArthur Highway and smelled marijuana. A drug dog was called to the scene and alerted on the car. A search found what police thought was crack on the floorboards, according to records.
At the jail, a search of Shields found 18 grams of crack cocaine stuffed in his buttocks along with $1,500 cash. He admitted the drugs were his, according to court records.
When he finishes his 130-month sentence, Shields will spend eight years on supervised release.