Former New York City prosecutor indicted on felony marijuana charge

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:44 EDT
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A former Manhattan prosecutor was indicted Tuesday on a felony charge relating to marijuana distribution after police claimed he sold $200 worth of the controlled substance to an undercover officer in September.

David Leung, 44, was allegedly caught with approximately eight ounces of marijuana in his vehicle after being arrested following the sale. He was released without bail but warned that a grand jury may choose to indict him, which happened Tuesday, according to New York Daily News.

He was allegedly caught after police obtained a phone number for what they said was a delivery service Leung was running. He served as an assistant district attorney from 1993 to 2004, then purportedly opened up a private practice.

The grand jury’s charges are sealed until February 19.

Photo: Flickr user eggrole, creative commons licensed.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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