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Lawyer Accused of Drug Crimes

***UPDATE THURSDAY 8:30 P.M.***Thomas Richard Robbins was taken into custody without incident Thursday evening, according to Cole County Sheriff Greg White. Robbins was arrested at about 5:40 pm, at an undisclosed location. Robbins was taken to the Cole County Jail.***UPDATE WEDNESDAY 2:55 P.M.***Authorities say Thomas Robbins has not been arrested yet, even though a warrant has been issued for his arrest.The Cole County Jail released his mugshot from his arrest over the weekend.***ORIGINAL STORY***A Jefferson City attorney has been arrested for allegedly trying to deliver drugs to an inmate in the Cole County Jail.According to authorities, Thomas R. Robbins has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.Robbins was arrested Saturday, accused of having ecstasy for the purpose of delivering it to an inmate at the Cole County Jail. He was released on Sunday, but then arrested again during a traffic stop. Jefferson City police allegedly found amphetamine after the traffic stop.Robbins has been practicing law since 2005. Because of the nature of this case, ABC 17 News has learned prosecutors and judges in Cole County have excused themselves from the case.It will be tried by Camden County prosecutor Brian Keedy and heard by former Boone County judge Frank Conley.

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