Life hack: When appearing in court on a cocaine charge, leave your stash at home. If you must bring it with you, at least hide it in a clever place like a minion or a pineapple or a pumpkin. The one thing you should definitely not do is carry it in a personal bag that's searched by police during the trial—which is precisely what Waqas Khan did during a hearing in Luton, England, the Mirror reports.
Khan was in court on charges of "conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin as part of a large-scale drugs operation." Although he was eventually acquitted, he brought a personal bag containing a "large quantity" of cocaine with him to the trial. When police discovered his stash, he pled guilty to "possession with intent to supply" and was sentenced to 21 months in prison.
Detective Inspector Paul Baron was not amused. He called Khan's actions "beyond belief" and said they "show a complete and utter disregard for the law." Given Khan also showed a complete and utter disregard for intelligent thought, he pretty much got what he deserved.