LORAIN, Ohio — Lorain Municipal Judge Mark Mihok says it is a first: “It happened last week. We were having traffic court, so it was crowded … many people in and out on their traffic tickets,” said Judge Mihok. Courtroom security cameras were rolling as 39-year-old Lemar Reed, of Lorain, walked up to enter a plea on a minor traffic violation.
That’s when Reed unknowingly dropped a bag of cocaine out of his baseball cap onto the floor. It wasn’t until about an hour later when the courtroom security officer noticed the bag of drugs on the floor.