The former Chief Deputy District Attorney, disgraced prosecutor David Schubert fails to surrender on drug charges and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
David Schubert used to have a very well-respected career with the District Attorneys office and handled some very high profile drug cases during his tenure.
In what is now an ironic twist, he was also assigned to a federal drug task force, which made his arrest all the more embarrassing.
Schubert was arrested in March, 2011 when he was caught buying crack cocaine for a street dealer in the known drug corridor of Sierra Vista Drive and Cambridge Street in East Las Vegas.
When he was pulled over, he quickly swallowed the rock of crack cocaine.
TMZ had reported that the drug dealer arrested said that Schubert was a regular customer who started buying drug six or seven months prior to his arrest, and that he bought $40 approximately worth of crack cocaine during each drug buy.
Schubert allegedly brought drugs up to four times per week.
At the time of his arrest, District Attorney David Roger released a statement to Las Vegas Review Journal newspaper. He said,
It’s disheartening to know the individual who I assigned to prosecute high-level drug cases is allegedly using rock cocaine.
Needless to say, Schubert was suspended from his position and, before his employment with the District Attorneys office was terminated, Schubert resigned from his position.
The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday temporarily suspended Schubert’s license to practice law yesterday because of his guilty plea in the drug case.
Schubert was supposed to surrender today and being his 9 month drug sentence.
It is not known why Schubert failed to show up to surrender as scheduled.