South Carolina police report Wayne Mitchell, 20, died after being forced to eat cocaine that was hidden in his brother's butt according to a WCIV report.
The two brothers, Wayne and DeAngelo Mitchell, were taken into custody by authorities on allegations that they had drugs in their car in late November. While police searched the Mitchells' car, the two brothers sat in the patrol car.
While waiting for police, 23-year-old DeAngelo convinced Wayne to eat an ounce of cocaine to hide the evidence. The interaction between the two brothers was caught on a police video camera. ABC 4 News has the police footage of the brothers exchanging the cocaine.
One of us gotta do it, DeAngelo told his brother. You the only one that don't have no strikes... You my lil' brother... I'm gonna get life... You gonna unwrap it? Want me to hand you it?
Wayne swallowed the cocaine at his brother's request and said, 'I love you, bro.
He collapsed and died an hour later from ingesting the drug.
It's sickening, North Charleston Police Chief Jon Zumalt told WCIV. I got upset when I saw the thing. I was pretty shocked on it.
For me, an older brother is supposed to love his little brother, have his back and take good care of him. That's not what was happening in this car, he continued.
The 23-year-old DeAngelo has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of his brother. DeAngelo had a number of past convictions for drug arrests.
While the incident occurred on Nov. 30, police waited to charge Mitchell until the full toxicology report was released. A toxicology report revealed that Wayne's death was, in fact, caused by the cocaine.
Watch the police footage here: