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Man arrested for drug possession, hidden in body cavity

FORTUNA- A Fortuna man was arrested Sunday night after police found a firearm and several drugs hidden on him. It happened just before midnight when Fortuna Police said they were called to the National Nine Motel for a report of a possible violation of a domestic violence restraining order. When they arrived officers found Shawn Tillman, 27 in the Chevron parking lot near the motel. During the search police found an unloaded firearm, marijuana, methamphetamine, and a digital scale. Tillman was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Jail where officers found an additional twenty grams of hash and a glass methamphetamine pipe hidden within his body cavity.