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Authorities: Woman took heroin, weapons into Durham courthouse

Posted December 18, 2012

— A Durham woman was arrested Monday after she tried to enter the Durham County Courthouse with drugs and weapons in her purse, authorities said Tuesday.

Kelly Michelle Hawkins, 32, of 1816 Fletchers Chapel Road, was charged with felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released from jail after posting a $4,500 bond.

A deputy searched Hawkins' purse after a security scan showed what appeared to be a screwdriver and a razor blade inside, authorities said. The deputy found several small packages of heroin in the purse in addition to the screwdriver and razor blade.

Hawkins also was served with a warrant from Orange County charging her with making harassing phone calls.


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  • whatdidusay Dec 18, 2012

    I can usually come up with a smart comment, but I'm drawing a blank on this one.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Dec 18, 2012

    Some how, some way, she must know the guy from the other story today who got caught stealing from a barn and walking down the road afterwards. Hollywood couldn't make this stuff up today..

  • justafella Dec 18, 2012

    Definitely a runner up for the Dodo bird prize. " And this years winner hands down is....."

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 18, 2012

    I know, I know ... She grab the wrong purse heading out the door.

  • Crumps Br0ther Dec 18, 2012

    Good thing heroin is a banned substance

  • mike honcho Dec 18, 2012

    On the not too bright scale.....I gotta give her a 9.5

  • Uhavenoclu Dec 18, 2012

    Some peoples kids...........nuff said.

  • ttc248 Dec 18, 2012


  • clintoflannagan Dec 18, 2012

    Another promising career in rocket surgery down the drain.

  • devilblue Dec 18, 2012

    How stupid can somebody be? They scan your purses and you walk through a metal detector before you can even get into the lobby. Now there is real bright one.