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Solicitor on drugs charges
A lawyer has been charged with the possession and supply of drugs following the death of a young man from a suspected overdose.
Grant O’Connor, 36, a partner at the Dalkeith office of Allan McDougall & Co, was released on bail after appearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.
An investigation was launched following the death of 25-year-old David Norris at a house in Dalkeith on Friday night.
Phillip Yelland, Director of Standards at the Law Society of Scotland said: “Allegations of this kind are serious. The Society has been made aware of charges against a solicitor, but we cannot comment on the case as it is ongoing.”