Atlanta Solicitor Charged With Drug Possession

An Atlanta area solicitor usually tasked with prosecuting drug cases was arrested for – wait for it – drug possession.

Quite ironic that those who impose laws on many believe they themselves are above the law. Not a new story, but always an interesting one.

Deidre Merriman, a senior solicitor in Dooly Count, GA, was pulled over by police for doing 85 in a 70mph zone. Police smelled marijuana, though she denied having any drugs. They proceeded to search her car, where they found two joints in a cigarette container.

She was arrested and charged with possession and speeding.

She may also face consequences with her professional career as well given that she lied to police.

“The irony is rich in that she’s charged with something that she would normally prosecute,” legal analyst Esther Panitch said.