Criminal Justice

Lawyer charged with trying to bring drugs through courthouse security


A San Francisco-area lawyer has been accused of trying to bring illegal drugs through courthouse security.

Shell Kaminsky, 31, of Brentwood, was charged Wednesday with two felonies: possession of methamphetamine and possession of dextroamphetamine, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports. She is also facing a misdemeanor charge of entering a courthouse or state building with contraband.

Security guards are alleged to have discovered the drugs in Kaminsky’s purse or briefcase when she entered the Sonoma County courthouse July 17. Kaminsky was there to represent one of five men then on trial for assaulting two people at a car show.

Kaminsky reportedly fled on foot, but was arrested by a deputy in the parking lot.

She declined to comment on the charges.

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