Police find gun hidden in suspect's buttocks during strip search

Justin Savoie

GOLDEN MEADOW, La. - Deputies at the Lafourche Parish Jail in Louisiana found a gun concealed in the buttocks of a man arrested after police found a 'zip gun' and homemade silencers in his truck.

Golden Meadow Police Department officers spotted suspicious activity at the home of Lori Dupuy on December 28th.

When the officers approached to investigate, Dupuy gave them a false name and then fled the scene. Police then questioned Justin Savoie, who was also at the home.

During a pat down of Savoie, officers discovered a concealed handgun, marijuana, and a pipe used for smoking marijuana.

The officers also spotted a homemade 'zip gun' on the floorboard of Savoie’s truck, which was parked with the door open, and found several additional firearms and homemade suppressors inside the truck after obtaining a search warrant.

While Savoie was undergoing a strip search during his processing into the Lafourche Parish sub-station, deputies found a small gun concealed in his buttocks.

The caliber and make of the gun has not been released.

Savoie was charged with first offense possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, a felony charge of taking contraband to penal institution, and a felony charge of improper registration of a firearm.

He was released after posting a $10,600 bond.

Dupuy is still at large and is wanted on two active warrants issued by Probation & Parole and the Golden Meadow Police Department.