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Why You Don't Bring Cocaine to Your Court Hearing

Juan Jose Vidrio Bibriesca's cocaine fell when he took his hat off
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 12, 2017 10:32 AM CST

(Newser) – Authorities say a man who was in a Colorado court for violating his bond on a drug charge 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 43-year-old Juan Jose Vidrio Bibriesca was standing next to two other defendants at an Eagle County District Court podium when he took his hat off and a square of folded paper fell out. A police officer watched the paper filled with cocaine fall to the floor, reports the AP, and after reviewing surveillance footage, authorities determined it fell from Bibriesca's hat.

Bibriesca was then walked to the county jail, and now faces new charges of narcotics possession and another bond violation. Booking documents don't indicate if he has hired an attorney. The Vail Daily notes that Bibriesca is in the country illegally, meaning his legal woes aren't over.

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