A retired Houston area attorney is on the other side of the law, accused of allegedly delivering drug-laced papers to the Harris County Jail and causing the death of two inmates, according to Harris County authorities.
Officials say Ronald Lewis, 77, is now facing two charges of having a banned substance in a correctional facility.
Authorities said Lewis had 11 sheets of paper in his possession when he was arrested on Friday, November 17 at the Harris County Jail.
Those papers are now being tested by the Texas Rangers for confirmation of narcotics, officials said.
According to court documents, at least two inmates died as a result of the substances that Lewis allegedly brought into the jail and several other inmates reported having severe side effects.
“The laced sheets of mail were often disguised as legal mail or other forms of legal documents. Inmates would pay the attorneys $200 to $500 to bring in the laced papers,” said Harris County Sheriff’s Office Lt. J Wheeler during a press conference.
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