Monday, March 05, 2007

Drug defendant brings stash to court

Shelbyville Times-Gazette: Story: Drug defendant brings stash to court: "'How stupid can you be to bring dope into the courthouse?'

That was the question asked by court officers on several levels in the Bedford County Courthouse on Thursday afternoon regarding Demorris Marcel Childress, a drug defendant who was found with what's believed to be crack cocaine in his pants.

Childress, 19, was brought in by bail bondsmen after failing to appear before a grand jury on the original drug charge and was charged again after the drugs were found on him in the courtroom.

Defendants are normally told to appear in court on such days, but sometimes they don't show up. It's virtually unheard of for someone to arrive in court with drugs in their pocket, according to James Farrar, owner of the bonding company that bears his name."

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