Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Touched The Pipe But Did Not Light It

An attorney was suspended for two years and a day by the Oklahoma Supreme Court as a result of a drug conviction.

NewsOK reported on the situation:

Soderstrom's eight-year sentence was deferred, pending successful completion of Lincoln County Drug Court, the state Supreme Court said.

Soderstrom was accepted into the drug court on Nov. 24, 2012, and less than a month later tested positive for methamphetamine, the state Supreme Court said.

Soderstrom told a professional responsibility tribunal that he visited friends he thought were “clean,” but found them smoking methamphetamine when he arrived. Soderstrom told the tribunal he put the pipe in his mouth, but did not light it, resulting in the positive drug test.

A couple of months later, on Feb. 13, Soderstrom showed up at the drug court under the influence of Percocet without a prescription, the state Supreme Court said.

The court imposed the suspension so that the attorney could establish a sustained period of recovery prior to any reinstatement effort. (Mike Frisch)

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