Ohio judge warns against booze, pot before court


ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) – A judge in eastern Ohio had to admonish two separate defendants about drinking and smoking pot before court.

Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Kelly Cottrill confronted the first defendant almost as soon as he walked into the courtroom Wednesday.

The Times Recorder (http://ohne.ws/1BJYIw1) in Zanesville reports that a 39-year-old man admitted to drinking before court, saying he’d been nervous about the “crazy” proceedings.

Later in the day, a 20-year-old Zanesville man told Cottrill he’d smoked marijuana the previous night.

The judge chastised him for that, and for dressing in a T-shirt and shorts.

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