Defendant gets 60 days for bringing urine-filled condom to pretrial hearing

Possibly concerned that he faced a potential 15-day sentence if he tested positive for drug use, a defendant in a Louisiana criminal case allegedly tried to smuggle a condom filled with another person’s urine into the Jefferson Parish courthouse on Monday.

Now Dennis Walsh, 36, is serving a 60-day sentence for contempt of court, reports the Times-Picayune. He was at the Gretna courthouse for a pretrial hearing in a misdemeanor case in which he is charged with domestic abuse battery.

Authorities say Walsh had duct-taped the condom to his body, where it was discovered by a deputy sheriff. He had earlier been sentenced to 15 days for contempt, after essentially admitting that he had used drugs.

His lawyer declined to comment when contacted by the newspaper.

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