Chicago Sun Times - A man heading into the Kane County courthouse for allegedly violating his probation on a cocaine delivery charge was arrested again — for trying to bring cocaine into the courthouse. Alex Robinson, 37, of Aurora, emptied his pockets at the courthouse metal detector Wednesday and dropped a bag with three grams of cocaine into a bin, authorities said.
“I don’t know how you forget,” Kane County Sheriff’s Lt. Pat Gengler said. “It’s not like you don’t know there’s a checkpoint coming up.” Robinson was in the security line to get into the courthouse at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday on a probation violation from a 2006 cocaine delivery charge when the metal detector sounded, Gengler said. Security guards asked him to step back and make sure there was nothing in his pockets that might be setting off the detector. Robinson emptied his pockets and dropped the cocaine into the tray to be scanned. He tried to leave, but was arrested, Gengler said.
Robinson was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. He was originally charged with delivery of cocaine in 2006. He was sentenced to 180 days in the county jail and two years probation. In 2011, he was re-arrested for violating his probation in those cases. A status hearing on his probation violation was scheduled for Kane County court Wednesday.
Sort of a catch-22 situation for Alex Robinson here. I mean on the one hand, yeah, it’s definitely risky to bring cocaine into a courthouse when you’re in on charges of cocaine possession. Not a good look for sure. But on the other hand do you know how long you have to wait in court sometimes? It’s a total snooze fest. You could be in there for a parking ticket from 3 months ago and feel like Christian Bale trapped in the Lazarus Pit. No sane individual can sit through all that red tape. So you can’t really blame a guy for packing a little booger sugar to keep himself awake. After all, nothing says “caring citizen” like sneaking in a few key bumps of the white dragon in a federal courthouse bathroom.