Drug dealer who went on ‘toilet strike’ for a month to conceal evidence could die

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  • Lamarr Chambers, 24, was arrested by Essex police on January 17
  • Since then he has gone on a toilet strike in an attempt to conceal evidence

A 24-year-old man living in England has reportedly not pooped in more than a month. He is now seriously risking his own health.

According to BBC, police believe Lamarr Chambers swallowed drugs during a police chase in Essex, London last January 17. On February 23, the news outlet wrote that Chambers had not used the bathroom in 37 days in what officials believe is an attempt to conceal evidence.

Since his arrest Chambers has gone on a ‘toilet strike’ and is refusing to take a poop; cutting his meal intake in order to prevent going to the toilet according to prosecutors.

A magistrates court has been told that Chambers has refused to to take laxatives and an X-ray.

According to Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York , going weeks without pooping is dangerous.

He explains that the defendant is likely suffering from fecal impaction, which is when hard stool is stuck inside the rectum. This could cause a bowel obstruction, or blockage, that prevents food and liquids from moving through the intestine. Chances are, Chambers could get physically ill.