Tennessee man arrested for handing marijuana to court security

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) -- A Bradley County man was arrested after pulling marijuana from his pocket at a security check at a local court.

Bobby Dewayne Cross was visiting the courts section of the Bradley County Justice Center on Monday when he was asked to empty his pockets into a plastic bowl -- a standard procedure.

Sheriff Tim Gobble says the items he placed in the bowl included marijuana and rolling papers.

When questioned, Cross ran from the building, but officers captured him within minutes.

The 22-year-old faces charges of having contraband in a penal institution and evading arrest.

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(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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