Cops: Man Went to Court with Bag Full of Drugs
Randolph Hillenberg, 37, is facing charges he possessed cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs when he attempted to go to Ridgewood Municipal Court.
Ridgewood police have a bit of advice for those heading to a court appearance in Ridgewood Village Hall – leave the drugs at home.
During a security screening at the court room entrance in Village Hall on Nov. 15, police claim Randolph Hillenberg, 37, of Ridgewood passed a backpack to Patrolman John Chuck. Chuck smelled marijuana emanating from the bag and upon inspection, found a ziplog bag that "contained marijuana, cocaine, numerous prescription pills and drug paraphernalia," police said in a statement.
Hillenberg was arrested and charged with possession of prescription drugs without a prescription, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released following his first appearance, pending superior court action.