They probably weren't expecting this at the metal detector at the Durham County Courthouse.
Authorities say when armed deputies asked James Lamar Green to empty his pockets, he produced some keys, some coins and what appeared to be a bag of cocaine. One of the deputies says Green had
a look of disbelief on his face over what he'd done.
One of the deputies immediately took Green to a magistrate for booking.
Green is charged with possessing cocaine. Bail was set at a thousand dollars.
Court records indicate that Green is awaiting trial on a 2006 break-in charge. He pleaded guilty earlier this month to carrying a concealed weapon and was placed on probation for 12 months.
Wednesday's cocaine charge could be treated as a violation of his probation.