L.A. Attorney Uses Greeting Card to Smuggle Drugs into Jail

L.A. Attorney Uses Greeting Card to Smuggle Drugs into Jail

Shit, talk about in too deep. Maurice Levy wouldn't go this far. A Los Angeles lawyer was busted for using a greeting card to sneak $30,000 worth of heroin into jail for a client. Sherman Oaks attorney Stephen Beecher was arrested on Apr. 9 for trying to slide the contraband to 20-year-old Jesus Antonio Duenas, who reportedly has connections to "the Southside," a notorious criminal organization that operates inside of the county jail.

Beecher, 61, allegedly met up with Duenas' 19-year-old girlfriend, Jessica Paredes, who gave him the drugs. Paredes reportedly ironed and flattened 36 grams and placed it inside of a greeting card envelope. That's a Hallmark moment if we ever heard one. Beecher then took the envelope to the jail.

He was charged with bringing drugs into jail, conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of a controlled substance and bringing a firearm into jail. He had a weapon on him? This dude is way out of pocket. Anyway, he faces 11 years in a state prison if convicted. Paredes and Duenas—who also has a murder hanging over his head—face 9 years each for conspiracy.

Jail time doesn't count as billable hours.

[via LAist]

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