EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man in a Colorado court is in even more trouble after a wad of cocaine fell from his hat while he was in front of the judge.
The Vail Daily reported Wednesday that at an Eagle County District Court, Juan Jose Vidrio Bibriesca, 43, was in court for violating his bond on a drug charge.
He was standing next to two other defendants at the court podium when he took his hat off as a gentlemanly gesture. In the process, a square of folded paper fell out.
A police officer in the gallery witnessed the paper filled with cocaine fall to the floor.
After reviewing surveillance footage, authorities determined that the other two defendants did not throw the packet and that it fell from Bibriesca’s hat.
Bibriesca was then walked to the county jail. He has additional charges of narcotics possession and another bond violation.
Booking documents don’t indicate if he has hired an attorney. Bibriesca is from Mexico and is reported to be an illegal immigrant. NVG