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Ohio man unknowingly drops cocaine baggie during traffic court

Security cameras in a Lorain, Ohio[1] courtroom captured the moment when a small baggie of cocaine[2] dropped out of man s hat as he appeared before a judge for a minor traffic violation.Lemar Reed, 39, was in court April 20 to enter his plea when a small plastic bag filled with white powder dropped out of the baseball cap he was holding in his hands.Reed was oblivious[4] to his drug[5] drop.READ MORE: Man shocks girlfriend by proposing in courtroom; judge plays along[6]No one noticed the bag on the floor until the security guard spotted it an hour later, according to Judge Mark Mihok, who was presiding over traffic court that day.Mihok told Fox 8[7] that the guard suspected the substance was a narcotic, so it was sent to be tested by the local police department. It tested positive for cocaine, said Mihok.Staff scoured the security footage until they spotted Reed s unknowing drop and a warrant was issued for Reed s arrest. He was only here for a traffic ticket, said Mihok. He made a simple traffic ticket where there was only a possibility of a fine into a felony. So, not a good day for him. Follow @jennynotjen[8]


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Security camera captures brawl between cop, guard inside Kentucky jail

Most of the time, a jailhouse brawl tends to involve inmates, not police officers.But that wasn t the case earlier this month when a jailer came to blows with a sheriff s deputy inside a Kentucky jail.According to a joint statement by the Hardin County Detention Center and the Hardin County Sherriff s Department, the incident occurred on Feb. 8 when Deputy Clennon Smith got into a verbal altercation with Hardin County Deputy Jailer Joe Funk.Related


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Bill letting US border guards detain Canadians could face legal challenges

A bill proposing[1] to bolster the powers American border guards yield[2] in Canada including the ability to strip search and detain Canadians could lead to legal challenges against the federal government, immigration experts are warning.Part of a bilateral agreement with the U.S., the bill, when passed, will grant American customs agents the right to carry weapons within Canada, perform body searches and detain but not arrest them.READ MORE: Canada border bill passed through U.S. Senate[4]It will also allow U.S. agents to force a Canadian in a preclearance area, who has decided not to travel to the U.S., to stay in the area for questioning. Right now, that same traveller has the right to simply turn around and leave the area without action or consequence.WATCH: Public safety minister says it s the passport that determines status, not the NEXUS card Bill Letting US Border Guards Detain Canadians Could Face Legal Challenges


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