A Florida woman was arrested after bringing methamphetamines into a local courthouse and telling a deputy it was makeup. Tessa B. Lilly, 25, walked into the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center and was just about to go through the metal detector when Flager County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Vince Schrider noticed she had something in her pocket, News4Jax reports. Things went downhill from there.
- Lilly was asked to empty her pockets. One of the things in her pocket was a little plastic bag which Lilly claimed was makeup for skin treatment. However, Schrider was pretty convinced it was narcotics, and his theory was proven when they tested the substance and discovered it was meth. It weighed 1.44 grams, according to the FCSO.
- Incidentally, she was entering the building to attend another hearing. Lilly was entering the courthouse to answer to previous charges of pickpocketing and driving with a suspended license. Getting arrested for a totally different charge on her way is not a good look.
- Who brings meth to a courthouse? Even the authorities were shocked by the audacity it took for Lilly to walk into a legal building with illegal drugs in her pockets. However, if you’re at a point in life where doing meth seems like a good idea, your powers of logical thinking are likely somewhat impaired anyway. “She came to court with meth in her pocket?” Sheriff Rick Staly said in a media release. “Our security system at the courthouse worked. She obviously needs help and has not learned from her past mistakes. I hope this is a wake-up call to turn her life around and seek treatment for her addiction.”
- Obviously, Lilly was arrested. She was charged with possession of methamphetamine and held at the local prison on $30,000 bail. She has a pretty hefty arrest record and has racked up considerable offenses since, so something tells me she wasn’t all that fazed by this.