Dashcam Video Catches Suspects Swapping Meth by Mouth

Published 05/14 2014 12:36PM

Updated 05/14 2014 12:46PM

FOX 25, Oklahoma City
BARTLESVILLE - (via FOX 25) -- It's a meth bust that took a strange turn.  Two men who had been busted by cops attempted a creative way to get rid of three eight balls of methamphetamine.

FOX 25 reports it started with a traffic violation and what happens next is all caught on video.

Timothy Povlick was arrested for felony warrants during the stop, but quickly tried to get rid of a large amount of meth he had on him - by swallowing it.  After Povlick was put in the police car, officers then arrested the driver, Derek Boff, also putting him the back seat.

That's where the two hatched their plan. What they didn't realize is Bartlesville police have new dash cams that record audio.

"We're going to have to be gay for a second," Povlick can be heard saying on the video.  Boff tells Povlick he doesn't want him to die eating all that meth, so the two decide to exchange the drugs.  Transporting the drugs through a kiss.  More on this story.

FOX 25 reports Povlick later admitted he ate meth and had to go to the hospital, where doctors had to work quickly to save his life.

Bartlesville police say that without the dashcams these guys may have gotten away with a lesser charge.

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