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McKinney Pilot Arrested After Swallowing Cocaine Bags



    NBC affiliate in Houston KPRC released the 911 call of the McKinney pilot who was a passenger on a Houston flight arrested for ingesting 62 bags of cocaine. (Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014)

    A McKinney pilot aboard a Houston-bound flight was arrested over the weekend after he fell ill from swallowing several plastic bags of cocaine.

    NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston reported that the incident happened on Saturday.

    Stanley Rafael Hill, 49, was traveling as a passenger on the flight to Houston when he “ingested 62 small rubber sacks of cocaine,” according to KPRC.

    According to KPRC's source, Hill called for medical assistance at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport soon after the flight landed. The source said a man had ingested balloons filled with drugs and one had ruptured, KPRC reported.

    Pilot Accused of Drug Smuggling Charges TV Crew

    [NATL-V-DFW] Pilot Accused of Drug Smuggling Charges TV Crew
    McKinney pilot Stanley Rafael Hill, who was arrested in Houston last weekend for allegedly swallowing 62 baggies of cocaine to smuggle on a plane, was in court today. When he left court, he charged Houston NBC affiliate KPRC-TV's news crew. And it was all caught on camera.
    (Published Thursday, May 29, 2014)

    The man, who was later identified as Hill, was taken to Northeast Medical Center Hospital in Houston.

    Hill, who works as a commercial airline pilot, has been charged with felony possession of drugs with intent to deliver, KPRC reported.

    Hill's family told NBC 5 that he works for a small regional air carrier and is a father of two.

    He has a court date on Wednesday, and his bond has been set at $500,000.

    Watch KPRC's report about this story below.


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    NBC 5's Ray Villeda contributed to this report.