Spring Lake Heights Police said a Middletown Township woman allegedly showed up to her municipal court date with drug paraphernalia in her possession, leading police to arrest her after a security detail.
Noemi R. Reines, 28, of Middletown, was originally in court that day to answer a traffic-related summons, said Spring Lake Heights Officer Zachary Ramp.
Those entering the court room must pass a security check, which allegedly found a controlled dangerous substance on Reines, Ramp said.
"Sgt. Andrew O’Neill discovered the items while searching personal belongings during a Municipal Court security detail," Ramp said. The court date was Jan. 17, and the arrest was made at 10:50 a.m.
Reines was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia, Ramp said.
Police said the items allegedly found in her purse were two glass pipes with suspected cocaine residue.
She was at court that day for traffic-related summons, Ramp said.