SPRINGFIELD (CBS) — Officers on a drug raid in Springfield found a gun hidden in a hollowed-out Bible on Wednesday night.

Police say Jimmie “Mook” James was selling cocaine from his second-floor apartment on Whittier Street. They found cocaine, drug paraphernalia, scales, money and cutting agent in the residence.

Then, a detective searching James’ bedroom noticed a Bible on his nightstand.

Bible found in a drug raid (Photo credit Springfield police)

Bible found in a drug raid (Photo credit Springfield police)

“Detective Kalish who did not think ‘Mook’ was a religious person, opened the Bible and discovered that the ‘Good Book’ was actually a hiding spot for a Smith & Wesson .9mm semi-automatic handgun and clip that contained ten rounds of ammo,” police said.

Hollowed-out Bible (Photo credit Springfield police)

Hollowed-out Bible (Photo credit Springfield police)

Police said it appears James took the time to hollow out the Bible “instead of actually reading it.”

The 32-year-old James faces several charges, including resisting arrest, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and “Improper Storage of a Firearm (Bible).”

Jimmie "Mook" James (Photo credit Springfield police)

Jimmie “Mook” James (Photo credit Springfield police)

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