LAS VEGAS (CBS) — If you look under “ironic” in the dictionary, this story might be there. The lawyer who prosecuted Paris Hilton for drug possession has been himself busted for allegedly buying crack cocaine on a Las Vegas street.
David Schubert, 47, was the lead Vegas prosecutor in high-profile drug cases against Hilton and singer/songwriter Bruno Mars.
Authorities say he was arrested Saturday after police observed a known drug dealer hop into his white BMW.
According to various reports, police found crack cocaine in the car after the bust.
Schubert has worked in the DA’s office for nine years.
His colleagues expressed shock and said they never suspected he might have been taking illegal drugs.
Schubert has reportedly been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation.
The arresting officer told reporters that the dealer told him Schubert has been buying crack for about six months and three-four times a week at $40 a clip.
Defense attorney David Chesnoff, who ironically represented both Hilton and Mars, told Reuters he wished Schubert well.
He added, “I don’t know the facts but I believe in the presumption of innocence.”