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Prominent Lawyer Faces Drug Charge

According to the Star Tibune a Twin Cities defense attorney who has been charged with felony drug possesion says that he was framed by his ex-wife. On Wednesday, Sam McCloud who specializes in DWI cases, was arrested after he had picked up a package at the Shakopee post office which contained 90 hydrocodone pills. Police arrested him at his law office and on Thursday he was charged in Scott County District Court with third-degree drug possesion as well as two petty misdemeanors after authorities found marijuana and a drug pipe in his home. McCloud who was released on Thursday, said that he took a drug test immediately after he was arrested to prove that he had no trace of of drugs in his body. He also said that his former wife, Kerri M. Petterson, set up the sting and had the drugs mailed to him. He said Petterson is upset that he remarried last month and gained custody of their daughter. "I don't do drugs," he said. "She is behind the whole thing." (Star Tribune) The arrest came after Petterson provided police with information. She was previously committed this past June for chemical dependency treatment as she excessively used street drugs and her prescribed hydrocodone.