What are they thinking?
Another week, another person charged with having drugs while coming to court for a different offense.
Earlier this month, we reported on a guy in Suffolk who emptied his pockets to go through a metal detector at the Suffolk courthouse. Along with stuff like change, keys and gum was a bag of dope, allegedly.
Fast forward two weeks, move up the map to Richmond. According to a WTVR.COM report, a 21-year-old woman showed up in Richmond traffic court last Friday. During a routine pat-down, the officer allegedly found, yep, some marijuana.
She was charged with misdemeanor possession and told to return to face the music April 26.
The Richmond woman is only 21; the guy in Suffolk is 19. What are they teaching in school these days?
Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. said, “This is an example of how drugs inevitably affect a person’s ability to make rational decisions.” Maybe he has a point.