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He Prosecuted Paris Hilton; Now He's Been Charged With Cocaine Possession

Clark County, Nev., prosecuting attorney David Schubert. He was arrested March 19 on a charge of cocaine possession. KTNV-TV hide caption

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David Schubert, a Nevada prosecutor who handled drug cases involving celebrity Paris Hilton and singer Bruno Mars, was himself arrested over the weekend on a cocaine charge, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

The newspaper says that Schubert, 47, "was arrested Saturday and booked on a possession of cocaine charge." Police allege he was seen purchasing crack cocaine from a street dealer in Las Vegas. Schubert is chief deputy attorney in Clark County, Nev.

The Review-Journal reminds us that:

"Hilton ... was arrested in August after an officer found 0.8 grams of cocaine in her handbag after a traffic stop. She pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors and was sentenced to probation. Mars ... agreed to plead guilty to felony cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year of informal probation."

KTNV-TV of Las Vegas adds this video report: