Man Caught With 19 Bags Of Marijuana At Courthouse


Photo: Fulton County Jail
These are the 19 bags of marijuana police claimed they found on Ricky Hefflin as he tried to enter the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta, Georgia.

​Ricky Hefflin either has big cojones or perhaps impaired decision-making skills.

Hefflin, 26, remains in jail after being arrested Wednesday for carrying 19 bags of marijuana into the Fulton County Courthouse, according to police.

Officers at the courthouse claimed they noticed “something suspicious” in Hefflin’s back left pocket when he went through the security line at the building’s metal detector, reports Raisa Habersham at the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Deputies said Hefflin was asked to empty his pockets and put his items in a bin for scanning by the courthouse magnetometer. But he refused, saying, “I don’t have anything,” according to officers, reports My Fox Atlanta.
Hefflin tried to walk on into the courthouse, but was stopped by the arresting officer, who once again requested that he empty his pockets.
​When Hefflin “became nervous” and didn’t move, the officer told him to place his hands against the wall and proceeded to search him.

Photo: Fulton County Jail
Ricky Hefflin either has big cojones, or perhaps impaired decision making skills.

The officer discovered a clear plastic bag containing 19 smaller bags of marijuana inside.
Under questioning, Hefflin admitted it was marijuana in the bags. He was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
He was also charged on two active warrants against him for battery.
Hefflin is being held in the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta.
Don’t forget: Trips to the courthouse carrying weed can lead to more, far less fun, trips to the courthouse.