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Woman Shows Up For Jury Duty Ends Up Leaving The Courthouse Wearing Handcuffs

Next time you visit a courthouse, it’s probably a good idea to make sure you’re not carrying contraband.

A New Port Richey woman is reportedly facing drug possession charges after the local deputies said she reported for jury duty with cocaine and meth in her cargo pants pocket.

Kristine Victoria Mittler, 39-years-old of 8234 Night Owl Court, New Port Richey when she appeared at the West Pasco Judicial Center at 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, is charged with possessing cocaine and methamphetamine.

The entrances to all 6th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida facilities are equipped with X-ray machines manned by security guards. Mittler set off alarms at the security area shortly after walking into the West Pasco Judicial Center, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. Mittler never made it through the archway of the metal detector as the machine detected two folded foil packets in the pocket of Mittler’s cargo pants.

Reports say that she had not been selected as a juror, but “was in the waiting process of finding out if she would become a juror,” the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to reports, the local deputies found two foil packets holding a white powdery substance in Mittler’s pocket. A field test on the powder, which weighed 0.6 grams, tested positive for cocaine. The local deputy searching her also found a straw that tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the pfficial statement release.

Kristine Victoria Mittler reportedly admitted that the drugs were hers and said she simply “forgot they were in her pants pocket,” according to the local sheriff’s reports.

She is being held in lieu of a $6,000 bond at the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center on charges of cocaine possession, methamphetamine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Source: Yahoo! News, ABC Action News

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