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OGDEN — An Ogden attorney has been charged with smuggling drugs into the Weber County Jail.
Tony Brenchley Miles, 53, was charged Aug. 2 in 2nd District Court with forgery, a third-degree felony; two counts of having drugs inside a correctional facility, a third-degree felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor.
The investigation began when three inmates at the jail were caught with drugs, according to charging documents. Detectives then learned of an individual with the moniker "law school" who would be bringing a "care package" into the jail, the charges state.
Miles did not represent any of the three inmates but requested to visit them several times in February and March. On April 7, Miles went to visit one of the inmates and signed in at the front desk under a different name, charges state.
During that visit, a corrections officer announced he was going to perform a random search of Miles, according to the charges.
"He became visibly worried and asked to cancel the visit and exit the facility," charges state.
Miles produced a piece of tinfoil and a black tube from his pocket and said "he had a heroin problem," according to court documents.
But when Miles began fidgeting with something in his belt, the officer asked him what he was trying to grab, charges state. Miles then produced a contact lens case that contained both heroin and cocaine, according to the charges.
Miles, a University of Utah law school graduate, has been an active attorney in Utah since 1992, working at Froerer and Miles.