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Attorney Arrested for Allegedly Trading Legal Services for Meth

Attorney Arrested for Allegedly Trading Legal Services for Meth

Posted - Nov. 15, 2004 at 7:50 a.m.



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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Defense attorney Geoffrey Clark has been arrested after allegedly trading legal services for methamphetamines from an undercover officer, narcotics officers said.

Clark was arrested Friday as the result of a sting operation, said Lt. Mike Ashment, commander of the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force.

Clark was booked into the Weber County Jail for investigation of possession of methamphetamines and possession of drug paraphernalia, said sheriff's Capt. Klint Anderson.

It was Clark's fourth arrest in the last 2 1/2 years.

In June, he was fined $1,390 after being clocked at 120 mph on his motorcycle in Riverdale while he was on a suspended driver's license.

He had just finished a 30-day jail sentence in Davis County for driving on a revoked license, possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A blood test revealed the presence of marijuana in Clark's system.

In April 2002, Clark was found in contempt of court and jailed for 30 days for his behavior during a murder trial in Ogden.

Clark told the jury his client was only 5 feet 2 inches tall, when he was actually 5-foot-7, misrepresented family members of the victim as having criminal records and ignored the judge's repeated orders not to tell the jury about a trace amount of cocaine in the victim's system. The judge also said Clark tore his client's sweat shirt as he showed it to the jury. The defendant had claimed someone grabbed his shirt from behind and tore it slightly.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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