So, you’re driving your BMW in an area of Las Vegas where the car stands out like the proverbial sore thumb. An area known for drug deals. You’re noticed right away by police who decide to follow you after you stop and pick someone up at a house in the area. You drive to an apartment complex and drop the passenger off, waiting a short distance away. The man returns to the car and you drive off. You make a turn, but fail to use your turn signal. The police immediately make a traffic stop. The passenger jumps out of the car and runs as fast as he can, looking as guilty as a drug dealer can look. On the floor of the car, visible to officers without a search, is a white rock-like substance. Yep, it tests positive for cocaine.
Now I ask you, if you’re a Deputy District Attorney for Clark County, Nevada, and you prosecute drug cases, wouldn’t this sound like a stupid mistake to you? Do you use your turn signals? Okay, do you use your turn signals if you’re driving home after a drink or two at the bar? Might you want to use your turn signal if you have an ounce of cocaine in the car? I’m the Deputy DA and I’m thinking, what an idiot, got him for possession, slam dunk.
The above “facts” are alleged to have happened on Saturday, April 16th, 2011. Alleged only because they come from a police report. So on this particular Saturday evening, David Schubert, 47, was arrested in his BMW in the area of Cambridge Street and Dumont Boulevard in Las Vegas. He was charged with possession of cocaine and conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act. He’s a Deputy District Attorney for Clark County!
Allegedly, the man who ran from the car, later identified as Raymond Streeter, 43, has been buying drugs for Mr. Schubert for six or seven months. The Deputy District Attorney would pay Streeter, $40 three or four times a month to buy cocaine in different locations, again, according to the police report.
But the real irony in this case is that Schubert recently prosecuted two high profile drug cases in Las Vegas. One was Paris Hilton and another was Bruno Mars. (I wonder if either of them gave up their suppliers.) And he was also assigned to a state and federal drug task force! It’s always comforting to know that our paid officials, especially those in law and order, are not committing the same crimes they are prosecuting. Even, as it appears in this case, at the same time.
Obviously, Clark County District Attorney, David Roger, has started procedures to fire Schubert, and he will lose his license if convicted. All because he failed to use his turn signal.
Well, okay he was allegedly buying cocaine for six or seven months, but he was contracting that out, so he wasn’t technically “buying” drugs. Maybe that made it all right in his mind. And maybe, just maybe, he wasn’t buying it for himself. Maybe he was trying to …..oh bullshit. He was using.
What a not so unique way of completely screwing up your life. Sadly, it happens more often than you think.