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Florida woman arriving for jury duty arrested after setting off metal detectors with foil-wrapped cocaine

July 10, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Florida woman arriving for jury duty arrested after setting off metal detectors with foil-wrapped cocaine

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A woman in Flordia came up with a unique way to avoid getting chosen for jury duty — she arrived with a pocket of drugs.

On June 25th, 39-year-old Kristine Mittler of New Port Richey, Florida, was arrested after she reportedly brought a pocketful of cocaine to jury duty selection.

Deputies with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Mittler set off the metal detectors when she went was going through security at West Pasco Judicial Center.

After searching her, police said that officers discovered two foil packets filled with a white powder in her pockets.

The white powder weighed 0.6 grams and tested positive for cocaine, WTSP reported.

A straw was also found in her pocket, which tested positive for meth.

After she was read her Miranda rights, Mittler confessed that the drugs belonged to her and claimed she forgot that she was carrying them.

Mittler was taken into custody and was charged with felony possession of cocaine and meth, along with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was booked into the Land O’Lakes Jail, but was released on a $6,000 bond.

The woman had not been chosen as a juror when she went to court on Monday, according to the sheriff’s office.

She was waiting to find out if she would be selected to serve as a juror.

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