Woman Arrested for Bringing Drugs to Court

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EAST STROUDSBURG -- Detectives in Monroe County say someone brought drugs into court Tuesday.

They noticed a man who appeared to be falling asleep and suspected him to be under the influence of drugs. They said he was holding a purse for a woman.

Authorities pulled him aside and looked in the purse. They found three needles in the purse along with heroin.

Investigators said the purse belonged to Melissa Mangione, 21, of Stroudsburg and she was immediately placed under arrest.


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