Woman accused of selling drugs is found hiding down back of a sofa

Stacey Usher has amassed some 30 criminal charges and arrests since 2012, ranging from traffic violations to use of faulty cheques (Picture: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office)

An alleged drug dealer was finally apprehended hiding between the folds of a couch after weeks on the run. 

Police in Florida arrested Stacy Usher, 39, on Tuesday night in Citrus County on the west coast of the state. 

It was not immediately clear at what location exactly Usher, who had evaded capture for several weeks, was found. 

Footage of her arrest, however, shows her being pulled from between the folds of a sofa after concealing herself there under several couch cushions. 

A warrant was issued for Usher’s arrest earlier this month for allegedly breaking probation for the sale of fentanyl as well as illegally using a communication device. 

Prior to her being apprehended, local police had made Usher their ‘Warrant of the Week’ on their social media pages.

The suspect has amassed some 30 criminal charges and arrests since 2012, ranging from traffic violations to use of faulty cheques.

Usher was taken into custody after being found hidden in the couch at an undisclosed location in Citrus County, on the state’s western coast (Picture: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office)
Officers had been searching for Usher since early November for violating her probation for the sale of fentanyl (Picture: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office)

She remains in custody. 

These are, however, perhaps not the strangest lengths a suspect has gone to in order to evade capture.

Earlier in August, armed police arrested a suspect in Exeter, the UK, who was detected by infrared helicopter camera while hiding in a wheelie bin. 

In radio communications from the clip, a member of the force in the helicopter can be heard to inform colleagues on the ground: ‘Your fifth wheelie bin on the left is glowing hot like a Christmas tree.’

It still doesn’t compare to the suspect arrested in West Yorkshire back in 2017 – who attempted to conceal himself under the bed at his room in Calderdale, only forgetting his feet were still poking out from underneath.

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