A man appearing in front of a judge today for violating his probation for drug possession was arrested for doing it again — but this time inside the courthouse.
Alex Robinson, 37, of Aurora, Illinois, was scheduled to appear at the Kane County courthouse this morning for violating probation from a previous cocaine delivery charge when security guards caught him carrying cocaine, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Robinson was going through the security line, waiting to get into the courthouse, when the metal detector went off. On his second trip through the detectors, the guards asked him to empty his pockets to make sure the alarm wouldn’t go off again. That’s when he dropped a bag with three grams of cocaine into a bin along with the rest of his things.
“I don’ t know how you forget,” Kane County Sherrif’s Lt. Pat Gengler said. “It’s not like you don’t know there’s a checkpoint coming up.”
Gengler told the Daily Herald that it seemed Robinson accidentally put the bag in the bin. As soon as he realized his mistake, Robinson tried to run, but guards were able to stop him, police said.
“It was kind of like, oops,” Gengler told the Herald. “He didn’t mean to put it in the basket.”
Robinson was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.
In 2006, Robinson was sentenced to 180 days in the county jail and two years probation. In 2011, he was arrested for violating the probation. He was in court this morning for a status hearing on the violation.
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