PERTH, Scotland, April 21 (UPI) -- Scottish police said a woman who visited the station to collect her lost purse was arrested immediately for possession of the cocaine found inside the bag.
Authorities in Perth said Katrina Purll, 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of $23 worth of cocaine and was ordered to pay a $460 fine, The Daily Record, Glasgow, reported Wednesday.
Police said Purll left the bag at a pub in November and was immediately arrested when she arrived at a police office to collect the purse.
"It seems not to have crossed her mind that the first thing we do with a bag which is handed in is have a good look through it," a police source told the Record. "There was a small bag of cocaine and no one expected the owner to ask for it back."
John McLaughlin, Purll's lawyer, said his client discovered the bag of cocaine on a cistern.
"The barman said she should take it to the police. She accepts going to collect it was a naive and foolish thing to do," McLaughlin said.