As this season of Archer reminds us, it’s hard to get started in the drug trade. Which is why it would help a ton if a prospective drug dealer had some sort of experience with the trade. And it would also help if one had a job that could shield them from suspicion.

Like maybe being a lawyer for the police department?

Well, it didn’t help this guy…

Here’s Breaking Bad: Utah Edition:

Police arrested James Wesley Robinson, 50, at his Wasatch Hollow home after finding cocaine in his bedroom, according to jail documents. A large quantity of marijuana, marijuana pipes, water bongs, scales and a large amount of cash were also found in the home at 1955 E. Bryan Ave. Police also found four firearms.

Robinson is an employee of the Salt Lake City Attorney’s Office and provides counsel to police in civil cases, a spokesman for Mayor Ralph Becker’s office confirmed. Robinson has been placed on paid administrative leave.

What would a lawyer’s drug kingpin pseudonym be? Not Heisenberg, certainly. Perhaps “Alito.” Sure, let’s go with that.

Robinson is being investigated for cocaine possession, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a weapon by a restricted person.

Robinson’s two sons, 21-year-old Alexander Jordan Robinson and 18-year-old Zachary Ryan Robinson, were also booked into Salt Lake County Jail.

Marijuana, bongs and pipes, scales and cash were also located in the two sons’ bedrooms and on Zachary Robinson’s person, according to jail records.

First of all, if Robinson is a restricted person who can’t have a firearm, how is he a lawyer for the cops? Do they not perform background checks in Utah? Second, perhaps I’m old-fashioned, but there comes a time when you need to nudge your 21-year-old out of the nest so he can be arrested for possessing a stockpile of drugs in a place of his own.

Lawyer for Salt Lake City police arrested in drug, weapons investigation [Deseret News]


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