Knoxville attorney Bruce Poston arrested on drug charges

Knoxville attorney Bruce Poston arrested on drug charges

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Knoxville attorney Bruce Poston was arrested Tuesday on drug charges (KCSO) Knoxville attorney Bruce Poston was arrested Tuesday on drug charges (KCSO)

KNOXVILLE, TENN (WATE) - High profile Knoxville attorney Bruce Poston was arrested by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Tuesday morning on charges of delivery and attempted delivery of a schedule III controlled substance.

The TBI began investigating Bruce Edward Poston on January 22, 2014. A woman stepped forward to the Knox County District Attorney General's Office and the TBI, stating Poston was supplying her with money and pills. She also claimed a sexual relationship with Poston.

The woman told investigators the 67-year-old attorney represented her husband in a criminal matter and further alleged Poston mishandled her husband's case in order to further his sexual relationship with her.

During the investigation, an undercover operation corroborated the information provided by the complainant, which included the delivery of pills by Poston.

Tuesday, the Knox County Grand Jury returned indictments on Poston, charging him with two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, one count of Attempted Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and two counts of Violation of Driver's License Law.

Poston was subsequently booked into the Knox County Jail, posted a $3,000 bond, and was released. The case remains active and ongoing.

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