Tuesday, October 3, 2023
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has accepted an attorney's resignation in the face of a number of allegations including
v. Count V: Respondent's Positive Drug Tests. Respondent participated in a deposition regarding the grievances filed against him on September 23, 2021. Due to Respondent's alleged drug use, he was asked in the deposition if he would be amenable to taking a drug test. He agreed, testifying that he was not using any illegal substances. On September 29, 2021, the OBA received notification that Respondent's urine test was presumptive positive for methamphetamine. The OBA requested a follow up hair follicle test, which was performed on October 14, 2021. Respondent's hair follicle sample was positive for methamphetamine, amphetamine, opiates, morphine, codeine, and heroin.
vi. Count VI: Respondent's Prior Deferred Prosecution. During its investigation into Respondent, the OBA discovered that Respondent was charged on June 22, 2016, in Wagoner County District Court case number CM-2016-496, with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Paraphernalia, Failure to Pay State Taxes, Failure to Carry Insurance/Security Verification Form, and Transporting a Loaded Firearm in a Motor Vehicle. Respondent was also charged in CM-2016-1038 with a related charge of Violation of a License Restriction. Pursuant to negotiations with the State, Respondent received a deferred prosecution, and the charges were dismissed against him on August 10, 2017.