- Associated Press - Thursday, April 17, 2014

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A defense attorney has pleaded guilty to bringing heroin and other drugs to a client locked up in a southwestern Pennsylvania city’s police booking center and will resign his law license.

Thirty-five-year-old Brian Salisbury, of Newell, faces a recommended jail sentence of 11½ to 23 months after agreeing to the plea deal Thursday in Fayette County. He will sign a letter resigning his law license and must resolve any court cases he’s handling before he’s formally disbarred on May 28, when he’ll be sentenced.

Uniontown police charged Salisbury in July after a surveillance camera showed him passing the drugs to a client who was in custody on a bench warrant. Salisbury’s client told police he was an addict and had Salisbury bring him drugs so he could avoid withdrawal sickness while incarcerated.

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