“Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed allegedly passed off a “small bag of cocaine” on the day cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed.

Prosecutors filed a motion Thursday, obtained by Fox News Digital, to protect a witness and included new details days after Gutierrez-Reed was charged with a drug count.

Prosecutors added an evidence tampering charge to the armorer’s previous charge of involuntary manslaughter.

Special prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis claimed Gutierrez-Reed’s alleged transfer of the cocaine was an attempt to avoid collection of evidence “directly related” to the handling of the firearm that was used in the shooting Oct. 21, 2021.

Gutierrez-Reed worked as the armorer on the set of “Rust” when the gun actor Alec Baldwin was holding fired, killing Hutchins.

Gutierrez-Reed’s lawyer Jason Bowles questioned the latest filing in a statement to Fox News Digital.

“A secret witness appears 20 months later? With no actual corroboration or evidence? And the state won’t identify the person? This is a throwback to the secret, star chamber prosecutions in England in the 15th century that were abolished,” he stated. “Like everything else with the state’s case and investigation, it’s full of sound and fury, but signifying nothing.”

Bowles also previously slammed the drug allegation as “retaliatory and vindictive.”

Special prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis claimed Gutierrez-Reed's alleged transfer of the cocaine was an attempt to avoid collection of evidence.
Special prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis claimed Gutierrez-Reed’s alleged transfer of the cocaine was an attempt to avoid collection of evidence.
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“Something is rotten in Denmark,” he told Fox News Digital in a statement. “It is shocking that after 20 months of investigation, the special prosecutor now throws in a completely new charge against Ms. Gutierrez-Reed, with no prior notice or any witness statements, lab reports or evidence to support it.

“This comes on the heels of the state letting its lead investigator go, and the investigator raising serious concerns about the investigation in an email,” he added. “This stinks to high heaven and is retaliatory and vindictive.”

Gutierrez-Reed’s new charges come after Baldwin’s involuntary manslaughter charges were dropped.

Gutierrez-Reed worked as the armorer on the set of
Gutierrez-Reed worked as the armorer on the set of “Rust” when the gun actor Alec Baldwin was holding fired, killing Hutchins.
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Special prosecutors announced the decision in April as “new facts” had been revealed that required further investigation.

In their motion to dismiss, prosecutors noted the required investigation and forensic analysis couldn’t be completed before Baldwin’s preliminary hearing, which was scheduled for May 3.

The case is now closed in the First Judicial District Court of New Mexico, but Baldwin could potentially still face new charges.

Baldwin also still faces a handful of lawsuits, including one brought by “Rust” script supervisor Mamie Mitchell and another by Hutchins’ mother, father and sister.

The plaintiffs are represented by attorney Gloria Allred.

Baldwin also still faces a handful of lawsuits, including one brought by
Baldwin also still faces a handful of lawsuits, including one brought by “Rust” script supervisor Mamie Mitchell and another by Hutchins’ mother, father and sister.
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“Mr. Baldwin should know that we remain committed to fighting and winning for our clients and holding him accountable for pointing a loaded gun at Halyna Hutchins, pulling the trigger and killing her,” Allred said in a statement.

“Mr. Baldwin may pretend that he is not responsible for pulling the trigger and ejecting a live bullet which ended Halyna’s life.

He can run to Montana and pretend that he is just an actor in a wild west movie but, in real life, he cannot escape from the fact that he had a major role in a tragedy which had real life consequences for Halyna, her mother, father, sister and co-worker.”