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Fayetteville man jailed after laughing in courtroom

Posted August 13, 2010 5:59 p.m. EDT
Updated August 13, 2010 6:29 p.m. EDT

— Court is no laughing matter as far as one North Carolina judge is concerned.

A Fayetteville man who was waiting for his case to be heard Friday drew the ire of District Judge Toni King after starting to laugh in a Cumberland County courtroom. Authorities said King asked Johnny Montgomery why he was laughing, and he replied, "It's none of your business."

King ordered Montgomery, 47, of 829 Dwain Drive, to jail on a misdemeanor charge. As deputies were preparing to take Montgomery to jail, they searched him and found more than 3 grams of crack cocaine.

Montgomery is now charged with felony drug possession. Authorities said he was being processed Friday evening and does not yet have a court date nor an attorney.