Laughing in court lands NC man in jail

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by Associated Press

wwltv.com

Posted on August 15, 2010 at 1:22 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 15 at 1:22 PM

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – 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 Judge Toni King after starting to laugh in a Cumberland County courtroom. Authorities said King asked 47-year-old Johnny Montgomery why he was laughing, but the man refused to say.

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

 

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