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I've got a question regarding Rock Paper Scissors. Carter pulled out a condom full of crack from Anne's guts. Now I'm sorry if i sound stupid, but how on earth did she get that in her system? did she swallow it? did she stick it up her, um, buttocks? I just don't see how one can swallow something that big. If someone can answer this, id appreciate it.

-- Reggie (, January 23, 2001


She swallowed it. Personally I wouldn't been able to. But some people will do anything in certain situations. Brings to my mind the lady that was on a few years ago that liked having medical procedures done on her and swallowed a bunch of medical equipment that was sitting on a tray.

-- james (, January 23, 2001.

Actually, swallowing condom(s) filled with drugs is probably the most popular method of smuggling, it's undetectable through airport x-rays, and it kills a lot of people too.

I believe there was a very old episode of ER where a guy from Nigeria swallowed several condoms filled with Heroin or Coke, and he died because one of them broke.

-- LeeS (, January 24, 2001.

I think the episode you are thinking of with the Nigerian man was on "Homicide."

-- Bonny (, January 24, 2001.

Wow, I learn a lot from ER. Still, I agree, how DO you swallow all that?

-- Elaine (, January 24, 2001.

That's what I want to know. How the heck would you swallow stuff like nmedical equipment or condoms filled with drugs and not choke to death first? I too learn interesting things from watching ER.

-- Cammie (, January 24, 2001.

LeeS was right about an old episode of ER about someone swallowing condoms full of cocaine. It was "Luck of the Draw," I think, in season one. Ming-Na Wen's first appearance (back when she still had a last name). A "body packer" comes in with about 30 condoms in his stomach. Carter sends Jing-Mei (nee Deb) in to perform a rectal on the guy and she gets stuck. Later a condom pops in his stomach and while attempting to resuscitate him, Deb accidentally shocks Carter with the defibrillator (sp?)

-- Will Harrison (, January 25, 2001.

Why use condoms to store drugs?

-- Maxine Carter (, June 22, 2001.

It was Luck Of The Draw that ER had the patient who swallowed the condoms filled with cocaine and one popped, but I don't think he died. They were trying ti recusitate him when Deb/Jing-Mei shocked Carter. After that, I think he went to surgery and lived, although I'm not positive.

-- Teddy (, August 09, 2001.

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