Pilot who swallowed drugs made bizarre 911 call

By Joel Eisenbaum - Investigative Reporter

HOUSTON - A commercial airline pilot charged with smuggling cocaine into Houston from Colombia made a 911 call from a hotel room to for help.

Local 2 Investigates obtained the nine minute, 13 second emergency phone call made from room 408 of the Ramada Inn at 6115 Will Clayton Parkway.

"What is your emergency?" the unidentified 911 operator asked.

"I swallowed packets of cocaine and one burst," the caller said.

[LISTEN: 911 call]

The caller identifies himself as Stan Hill, 49.

Stanley Rafael Hill, of McKinney, is facing a federal smuggling charge and was released Thursday on $50,000 bond.

Hill told the 911 operator it was the second time one of the 62 bags of smuggled cocaine had burst in his stomach.

"I had one burst yesterday and I barely survived that. So I was still feeling the effects of that one and the second one burst," Hill said.

The commercial pilot, now banned from flying as a bond condition, spent a few days in Memorial Hermann Northeast hospital passing cocaine pellets before seeing a judge.

"My life is so screwed now I really blew it," Hill said shortly before paramedics arrived.

"Do you know what caused you to swallow the packets?" the 911 operator asked.

"To make money," Hill said.

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