Drugs found in pocket of Pasco woman reporting for jury duty

Drug knows no one. It does not choose if you are young or old, or man and woman. As much as anyone can use drugs, it also means that anyone can be in danger, especially when you get addicted to it. The thing about drugs is it unconsciously leads the person to commit something bad- different kinds of crimes.

In New Port Richey, a woman was arrested as drugs were found on her pocket. According to her she forgot that the drugs was in there. But it does not discount the fact that she is using drugs and this is a bad thing. It is undeniable that more and more people are now using drugs, which means that help should be more available. Thanks to the many recovery centers with professionals that are willing to extend a hand to those who acknowledge that they need help.

 

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA) – A New Port Richey woman was arrested on Monday after deputies say she reported for jury duty with drugs on her.

According to the sheriff’s office, 39-year-old Kristine Mittler showed up at the West Pasco Judicial Center on Monday afternoon to find out if she would become a juror.

Mittler was searched after setting off the alarm while going through security. Deputies say they found two folded foil packets in the pocket of her cargo pants that had white powder inside. A test confirmed that the powder was 0.6 grams of cocaine.

Deputies also found a straw that tested positive for methamphetamine.

Mittler later admitted to deputies that the drugs belonged to her and said she forget they were in her pants pocket. She was arrested for possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The sheriff’s office says Mittler had not officially been chosen as a juror when she showed up Monday, but was in the process of finding out if she would become a juror.

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