In a twist of fate right out of a Hollywood “B” movie, the District Attorney who prosecuted Paris Hilton last August for cocaine possession has himself been arrested for– get this, cocaine possession.
47-year old Clark County prosecutor David Schubert was arrested over the weekend on one count of cocaine possession. Rumor has it that Schubert used another man, Raymond Streeter, to buy him $40 worth of rock cocaine every few days. Both Schubert and Streeter were arrested over the weekend after they were spotted driving in a neighborhood known for drug sales. They were pulled over on a routine traffic stop, the car was searched and cocaine was found.
Clark County District Attorney supervisors have expressed disappointment in Schubert’s arrest and placed him on administrative leave. The matter will be handled by the state’s Attorney General office, to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest.
Paris Hilton was ordered to complete 200 hours of community service and pay more than $2000 in fines. The penalties for Schubert may be much more grave as he faces the loss of his job and possible disciplinary action by the Nevada State Bar.
What remains a mystery at this point is how and why Schubert allowed either his body or his car to be searched by police. As a prosecutor, he is surely well-versed in search and seizure law and knew that he had the ability to both refuse consent for a search and to remain silent.
If you or a loved one are charged with cocaine possession, call Orange County criminal lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a free consultation today.