33-year-old Quincy Campbell is from Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
On April 19, Campell was going through the bag check area at Disney World. It was reported he had a suspicious black bag hanging from his neck. It was reportedly discovered that the bag contained a firearm.
Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office asked Campbell about the weapon, and Campbell, who is a convicted felon, said he was holding it for his sister. He further informed the deputies that she had a license to carry a concealed weapon. The man reportedly explained that he mindlessly grabbed the bag without considering the contents.
The interaction between Campbell and the deputies intensified, and one of the deputies grabbed the man by the arm.
With his free hand, Campbell allegedly grabbed a plastic bag out of his pocket and popped it into his mouth.
According to the authorities, Campbell resisted being detained. One of the deputies held Campbell by the throat with one hand and put the other hand on Campbell’s head. He was reportedly attempting to stop the man from swallowing the bag and its contents.
Campbell reportedly told the deputies he was chewing gum and then swallowed the item.
Campbell was brought to a local hospital to make sure that he did not need medical attention.
When he was cleared to leave, Campbell was transported to the correctional facility. He is expected to face charges for suspicion of felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony destruction of evidence, and misdemeanor possession of cannabis.
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