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Florida attorney tried to smuggle cocaine into jail, cops say

David Casals is charged with trafficking in cocaine, delivery of cocaine and introduction of contraband into a county facility.
David Casals is charged with trafficking in cocaine, delivery of cocaine and introduction of contraband into a county facility.
David Casals is charged with trafficking in cocaine, delivery of cocaine and introduction of contraband into a county facility. [ Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office ]
Published Jan. 10

WEST PALM BEACH — A Florida attorney was arrested after the sheriff’s office said he tried to smuggle fake legal papers soaked in cocaine into a local jail.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said defense attorney David Casals’ arrest came after “an extensive investigation, testing, interviews and search warrants.”

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Casals was charged Friday with trafficking in cocaine, delivery of cocaine and introduction of contraband into a county facility.

He turned himself in and was released on $58,000 bond, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Casals did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment about the allegations Saturday night.

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