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Lawyer for Roy Moore arrested on drug charges

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The attorney for former Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) was reportedly arrested Wednesday on charges of driving under the influence and drug possession.

Trenton Garmon, who worked for Moore in his unsuccessful 2017 campaign for the Alabama Senate seat, was arrested by police in Gadsden, Ala., and charged with driving under the influence of controlled substances, second-degree possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to AL.com.

Moore is considering another U.S. Senate challenge to incumbent Sen. Doug Jones (D) in 2020, though President Trump has said he shouldn’t run after throwing his support behind Moore in 2017.

{mosads}Garmon, who was arrested about 8 p.m. Wednesday night and taken to the Etowah County Jail, was being held on a $3,000 bond as of Thursday afternoon.

The news outlet noted that Garmon previously sued the Alabama Department of Public Safety after they suspended his driver’s license, according to a lawsuit filed in January.

Garmon was the primary lawyer Moore used to send cease-and-desist letters to media outlets, including AL.com and The Washington Post, for coverage detailing allegations that Moore had sexual contact with underage girls when he was in his 30s.

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