Ex-prosecutor faces Atlanta drug charges

ATLANTA -- A former Fulton County prosecutor turned high-profile defense attorney was charged Thursday with intent to distribute methamphetamine and ecstasy, Atlanta police said in a statement.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Rand Csehy, a former assistant district attorney who participated in the prosecution of Fulton County courthouse shooter Brian Nichols, was arrested during a law enforcement sting, according to the APD.

Csehy, 40, also was charged with with two counts of possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony and cocaine possession. He was released Thursday on a $25,000 signature bond.

Atlanta police said the attorney, who is now in private practice with his wife, Gayle, arrived at an predetermined location with the drugs and, after contacting an unidentified source, was arrested. The APD would not elaborate on the specifics of the case.



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