(source) - A man who came to an Oregon courtroom on Monday to be arraigned on a heroin possession charge will be needled about the visit for years to come.That's because Michael Durban, 23, allegedly showed up to the Marion Count Courthouse with a syringe and a cotton ball in his pocket, KPTV.com reports.
Durban was going through a security screening when deputies allegedly found hypodermic needles and a cotton ball that they think contained heroin in his pocket, according to OregonLive.com.When the authorities pointed out the drug paraphernalia, the suspect allegedly said, “I got mixed up. I thought I left it in my car,” KATU.com reports.
Durban, who was supposed to be arraigned on a drug charge, was arrested on the spot and charged with unlawful possession of heroin. He was taken to the Marion County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned on the new charge Tuesday afternoon, the Statesman Journal reports.
Whoa Judge, like be cool, man. It's not like you weren't gonna find him guilty anyway, what's wrong with a guy getting his in-trial buzz on? Just trying to ease the anxiety a bit, no need to be tacking on extra arrest charges. Look, we can all agree that he should have just done it in his car fist, I think he'd be the first to admit that. But he got "mixed up", as do we all from time to time, and he brought it in to the court room with him instead. Big deal. You ever go searching all over your house for your keys, tearing the place apart only to realize that they were in your pocket the whole time? Well this is like the reverse of that. And your keys are heroin...
So you get it, we've all been there. Just lose the "holier than thou" schtick and let the guy go down doing what he loves. You know the old saying, "if you do what you love then you'll never work a day in your life, but you also may end up with life depending on what it is that you love." Well this man loves heroin, and while he may end up in prison for quite a while, at least he will go there with a full heart... of heroin... I mean, assuming you stop being a dick and let a guy get his push on*.
Why this guy hasn't called me yet to be his lawyer is unbelievable.
* If that wasn't a way to say "use heroin", well then it is now.