BOSTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Quincy attorney has been arraigned on drug charges after investigators said he tried to give a controlled substance to someone appearing in court.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office said 45-year-old Michael Lustig tried to bring Suboxone tablets to 27-year-old Alicia DeMarco. The Class B substance is prescribed for opiate addiction and is sometimes sold illicitly.
Police said they confronted Lustig after he entered Chelsea District Court. He reportedly asked officers, "If I give them to you, will you let me go?" Lustig apparently told officials, "She made me do it" and "She set the whole thing up."
Lustig was charged with possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate the state's drug laws.
Investigators said DeMarco was appearing in court on a distribution of a Class B substance charge. She was expected to be charged with conspiracy to violate the state's drug laws.