Monday, August 8, 2011
A Louisiana Hearing Committee has recommended disbarment of an attorney convicted of running a laboratory to manufacture methamphetamine. The attorney pleaded guilty to criminal charges and was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 15 years hard labor.
He also was convicted of a DUI and engaged in misconduct in a client's matter.
WBRZ.com reports that the attorney was arrested while sleeping in his car:
[The attorney] was arrested around 2:45 p.m. after deputies noticed his vehicle parked behind [a] McDonald’s. When deputies approached the car, they observed, in plain view, several items identified as precursors used in the production of Meth. [The attorney] was asleep inside the car.
The Haz Mat team recovered and removed several items, including: plastic containers containing suspected Methamphetamine residue, a jar containing suspected Coleman fuel, a plastic container containing suspected sulfuric acid, a coke bottle with a clear hose coming from the lid, a box of salt, several funnels containing a white residue and several lithium batteries.
Deputies also found a medicine bottle containing Amoxicillin and Sulfamethoxazole. [He] could not provide deputies with a prescription for either. (Mike Frisch)