CHELSEA (CBS) — A Boston-area attorney is facing charges for allegedly bringing drugs to a person behind bars.
The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office says Michael Lustig, 45, of Reading, brought suboxone pills to a woman being held in the court’s lockup.
Lustig is charged with possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate the state’s drug laws.
The woman, on trial for drug possession, was not Lustig’s client.
Suboxone pills are typically used to treat opiate addition such as to Heroin.
A judge ordered Lustig held on $2,000 cash bail.
According to State Police, they were tipped off that Lustig would be attempting the delivery and had obtained an anticipatory search order.
State Police confronted Lustig after he used his credentials to bypass security.
When asked what he was doing, State Police said Lustig allegedly said he was there to visit “a friend.”
When provided with a copy of the judge’s order, he allegedly asked, “If I give them to you, will you let me go?”
Lustig later told investigators he was just trying to help a friend.
State Police say they will likely press charges against the woman as well.