Lawyer accused of trying to smuggle heroin to Alabama inmate

Harrison Royster Jones, of H.R. Jones Law, is charged with trafficking heroin and promoting prison contraband


By Carol Robinson
al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A Birmingham area lawyer is under arrest after authorities say he tried to smuggle heroin to an inmate at the Jefferson County Jail.

Harrison Royster Jones, of H.R. Jones Law, is charged with trafficking heroin and promoting prison contraband. He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on Sunday, and released the same day after posting $15,000 bond.

Jefferson County sheriff’s Deputy Chief David Agee said authorities on Sunday were alerted to a plot to bring contraband into the jail. “Investigators were able to find validity in the report and supporting evidence that the report was true,’' Agee said.

At 1:45 p.m., Jones arrived at the jail and requested to visit his client. Investigators found Jones to be in possession of 8.9 grams of heroin, Agee said.

Efforts to reach Jones for comment were unsuccessful.

According to website, Jones is an experienced criminal defense lawyer and works cases involving DUI, drug possession, domestic violence, among others.

“Harrison attended law school with the express goal of opening his own law firm to provide affordable and reliable legal services to the people of Alabama,’’ the website reads.

He graduated from Cumberland School of Law.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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