Former SLC police attorney, sons may strike plea deal for drugs, weapons charges
SALT LAKE CITY – An attorney who previously worked for the Salt Lake City Police Department was scheduled in court Tuesday on drug charges.
His two sons are also accused in the crime.
James Wesley Robinson was a longtime attorney employed by Salt Lake City, he was most recently representing the police department in civil matters.
That all changed dramatically back in February when Robinson and his two adult sons, Alex and Zach, were busted for allegedly running a clandestine lab as well as drug distribution and gun charges.
That led to a burglary complaint and ultimately a search warrant of the Robinson’s Salt Lake City home.
Detectives said they found marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a small amount of cocaine, four firearms and what appeared to be a lab that cooked marijuana down to an extract known as “wax” or “shatter.”
But the defense waived that hearing and it appears as though plea negotiations are in the works.
All of the defendants and their attorneys refused to comment after the hearing.
They are due back in court Oct. 31 and it appears the plea deal will be accepted.
In terms of what this means regarding possible jail or prison time, District Attorney Sim Gill said they and the judge will rely on a pre-sentence report that will be conducted by Adult Probation and Parole.