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Ohio cocaine oops: Suspect drops bag of drugs in court

Raw video: Security camera in Lorain, Ohio captures man in court on minor traffic violation drop baggie of drugs

 

Judge Mark Mihok says it is a first. Courtroom security cameras were rolling as 39-year-old Lemar Reed, of Lorain, Ohio, walked up to enter a plea on a minor traffic violation.

That's when Reed unknowingly dropped a bag of cocaine out of his baseball cap onto the floor.

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It wasn't until about an hour later when the courtroom security officer noticed the bag of drugs on the floor.

"He picked it up, looked at it, and saw a white powdery substance. We had it field tested by the Lorain Police Department and it tested positive for cocaine," said Mihok.

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Judge Mihok says his staff reviewed the security footage until they saw Reed's drop.

A warrant was then immediately issued for his arrest.

"He was only here for a traffic ticket. He made a simple traffic ticket with only the penalty of a fine into a felony. So, not a good day for him," said Judge Mihok.

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