Former Clark County prosecutor faces drug, gun charges related to March arrest


Former high-profile Clark County prosecutor David Schubert faces four charges following his March arrest on allegations that he bought rock cocaine.

The state attorney general's office filed a criminal complaint against Schubert for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, unlawful use of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy.

State law prohibits certain people from possessing guns. Commonly the statute is used against felons, but in this case it is being used for a person addicted to or using drugs.

The complaint also indicated that Schubert tested positive for drugs at the time of his arrest.

Schubert, a 10-year veteran prosecutor who handled high-profile drug cases, including last year's cocaine busts of celebrity socialite Paris Hilton and pop singer Bruno Mars, resigned from the district attorney's office in April.

According to Schubert's arrest report, a convicted drug dealer told police Schubert was a regular customer, buying crack cocaine two or three times a week for about six months.

A Las Vegas police officer stopped Schubert's white BMW about 4:50 p.m. March 19 near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway after seeing a possible drug deal in an area known for it, authorities said. As officers approached the car, Raymond Streeter, 43, jumped out of the passenger side and ran. He later told officers he knew Schubert only as "Joe," a customer who would call on his cellphone to arrange small crack buys.

While interviewing Schubert, an officer noticed what proved to be 0.01 grams of cocaine in his car. Officers also found a legally registered handgun and a large amount of ammunition in the car.

Streeter, who has a criminal history involving drugs, was not charged. There are no indications that Schubert was involved in any case involving Streeter.

A preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 13 before Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Janiece Marshall.

Contact reporter Francis McCabe at fmccabe@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-1039.

 

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