Authorities in Ohio say a woman doubled down on drug possession by showing up to a court appearance with a backpack filled with narcotics.
According to KTLA, 31-year-old Elizabeth Darlene Wilson was facing criminal charges including two counts of aggravated possession of drugs and one count of possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to distribute when she was scheduled to appear in Minerva Mayor’s Court on Monday.
When she arrived at the court, however, she quickly compounded her trouble when authorities say they found a range of drugs and paraphernalia inside her bag.
Among the illegal contraband allegedly found in the backpack was more than a half gram of methamphetamine, more than two grams of marijuana, an assortment of pills identified as extended-release amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, and a glass pipe.
As WEWS reported, a paper clip found inside the multicolored bag contained suspected drug residue. The glass pipe was allegedly stained with marijuana residue.
The 11 pills found in the bag were determined to be gabapentin, police records indicate.
In addition to the charges she initially faced, officials say Wilson is expected to now be charged with counts including possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug abuse instruments.
[Featured image: Elizabeth Darlene Wilson, Stark County Sheriff]