Attorney arrested, charged with smuggling synthetic marijuana into county jail

PITTSBURGH — A well-known Pittsburgh attorney was arrested and charged with smuggling synthetic marijuana, or K-2, into the Allegheny County Jail, police said.

Paul Gettleman was able to be released on bond Friday.

Court documents said investigators started taking notice of Gettleman after he carried a green folder into the wrong entrance and left after less than two minutes with a client. Investigators said he charged up to $1,000 to deliver the drugs to clients.

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Channel 11 legal analyst and defense attorney Phil DiLucente called charges like these “an uphill battle."

“It could be devastating to not only a legal career, but also your liberty. This is a very, very serious set of allegations brought by a Grand Jury that involved numerous amounts of manpower and victims that were involved,” he said.

Gettleman will be back in court later this month for a preliminary hearing.