SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A woman who brought an illicit substance into the Christian County courthouse has pleaded not guilty in her first court appearance since the incident.
Authorities are still investigating, but have charged Rebecca Hucker with felony drug possession and two misdemeanors after two deputies got sick and the courthouse was temporarily shut down the building while a hazardous material team dealt with the situation.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that 38-year-old Hucker pleaded not guilty Monday.
The charges were filed after at least two Christian County deputies who came near a white powdery substance in her purse last week were taken to a hospital with issues that included blurry vision and difficulty breathing.
She had gone to the courthouse to watch her boyfriend’s court appearance.
Court documents say Hucker told deputies the substance was meth. She said the meth wasn’t cut with fentanyl, a powerful opioid.
No attorney is listed for her in online court records.