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Vegas deputy DA faces crack possession charge

This police booking photo released Monday March 21,2011 by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department showing Deputy Clark County District Attorney David Schubert,47, who was arrested on Saturday March 19,2011. The prosecutor who has handled some of Las Vegas' most high-profile drug cases is facing felony charges and has been suspended from his job after police say he was seen buying crack cocaine from a street dealer. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

March 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Las Vegas deputy district attorney, known for prosecuting high-profile drug cases, has been arrested on suspicion of buying crack cocaine.

Deputy District Attorney David Schubert was arrested on Saturday just before 5 p.m. in his white BMW sedan at a neighborhood several blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip known for drug sales and violent crimes.

Schubert was stopped by police after officers watched a man get in his car, accept money, go into an apartment complex and return with a substance later determined to be crack cocaine, police said.

The man, identified as Raymond Streeter, 43, tried to run when police stopped Schubert's car, but was apprehended.

Schubert was the prosecutor in the Las Vegas drug cases of Paris Hilton and singer Bruno Mars.

Schubert, 47, was free Monday pending a May 19 court appearance on felony conspiracy to violate the uniformed controlled substance act and cocaine possession charges.

District Attorney David Roger is looking into whether the cases he prosecuted may have been compromised. Roger said Schubert was suspended pending his resignation or dismissal.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.