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Accused Man Doffs Hat In Court And Something Suspicious Falls Out In Front Of Judge

When Juan Jose Vidrio Bibriesca, a 43-year-old man facing a felony drug charge in Colorado, appeared before an Eagle County Court, the presiding judge, Katharine Sullivan, had no idea that she was about to witness firsthand evidence of Mr. Bibriesca’s criminal behavior in her own courtroom.

After entering the courtroom, Mr. Bibriesca doffed his hat to Judge Sullivan and held it behind him in a seemingly respectful gesture. However, the bumbling man – accused of violating bond on pre-existing drug charges – seems to have forgotten that his bald spot wasn’t the only thing his hat was hiding.

As Mr. Bibriesca moved his hand and hat behind his back, a small square of white paper fell out. According to the Vail Daily, officers rushed to examine the folded paper after a police officer in the gallery reported it to colleagues down below. After analyzing the square of paper, nearby forensics specialists were easily able to determine that the paper packet contained trace amounts of cocaine.

A Fox News report on the bizarre situation indicates that Mr. Bibriesca was removed from the courtroom and detained in jail when officers noticed the paper packet fall from his hat. Police are currently in the midst of reviewing security footage to make sure that it was actually Mr. Bibriesca who had dropped the packet.

It remains unclear what the accused drug dealer and user said when confronted about the small white packet. Alongside his existing charges, Mr. Bibriesca is now facing an additional narcotics possession charge.

A subsequent report from the Denver Post accused Mr. Bibriesca of living in the U.S. illegally. If this is true, Mr. Bibriesca – who was born across the border in Mexico – might be paid a visit by officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Unsurprisingly, online commenters have latched onto the fact that Mr. Bibriesca might be an illegal immigrant. “Sanctuary state? Why wasn't he detained and deported on 1st drug charge?” asked one Fox News commenter, Pav.

Another commenter, ‘oohhoo’, echoed the words of Donald Trump, writing: “Build that wall! And deport him now, without wasting money on the trial and the prison time.”
A third commenter painted an elaborate picture of racially motivated corruption in Colorado. The commenter, named ‘BillGaydon’, wrote:

“Its Colorado, judge probably set a 50 peso bond. Probably get off on entrapment, given the fact he was coerced into removing his F.C Sinaloa baseball cap in court. Case dismissed: He is swinging down his 14th corona in his favorite sanctuary taberna (tavern) this very moment.”

Other Fox News commenters pointed out that Mr. Bibriesca should never have been able to sneak anything into the courtroom – let alone a paper packet of drugs. “I would say the police and court were bumbling,” responded ‘conshygirl’. “Isn't it a security protocol to 'pat down' suspects? Tsk, tsk, tsk.”

“Hmmm... a run on 'stash hats' will soon be available for all illegals and addicts so they can go to court without fear of dropping the dope accidentally,” joked ‘StephenHolmstock’.

Source: Fox News, The Denver Post
Photo: Eagle County Jail, YouTube

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