By Maria Rocha-Buschel
A man arrested for selling loosies in Union Square wound up facing far more serious charges when he didn’t do a good enough job hiding his stash and almost 60 envelopes of heroin fell from his butt crack when he bent over to be searched, police said.
Levon Huggins, 43, had initially been stopped at the corner of Union Square East and East 14th Street at 12:49 p.m. last Wednesday because he was allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes on the sidewalk.
Once Huggins was brought to the precinct, police said that they suspected he was hiding additional drugs. He was strip-searched inside a cell at the precinct and when he bent over, a ziplock bag containing the 59 glassine envelopes of heroin fell from the suspect’s “intergluteal cleft,” police said.
Earlier, police found that Huggins was allegedly in possession of four Newport cartons and three Marlboro cartons with Georgia tax stamps. Police said that he was also in possession of a medium ziplock bag with 28 small ziplock bags of alleged marijuana that were inside his jacket.
Huggins was charged with possession of a controlled substance and intent to sell a controlled substance, as well as violating tax law, unlawful peddling and possession of marijuana. His attorney did not respond to a request for comment.