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This police booking photo released Monday March 21,2011 by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department showing Deputy Clark County District Attorney David Schubert,47, who was arrested on Saturday March 19,2011. The prosecutor who has handled some of Las Vegas’ most high-profile drug cases is facing felony charges and has been suspended from his job after police say he was seen buying crack cocaine from a street dealer.

This police booking photo released Monday March 21,2011 by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department showing Deputy Clark County District Attorney David Schubert,47, who was arrested on Saturday March 19,2011. The prosecutor who has handled some of Las Vegas’ most high-profile drug cases is facing felony charges and has been suspended from his job after police say he was seen buying crack cocaine from a street dealer. Photo by Don Norfleet.

A Las Vegas prosecutor who handled recent drug cases involving Paris Hilton and pop singer Bruno Mars has resigned following his arrest in a crack cocaine case.

County District Attorney David Roger tells The Associated Press he accepted David Schubert's resignation Friday.

A telephone call to Schubert went unanswered. His lawyer, William Terry, didn't immediately respond to a message.

The 47-year-old Schubert was arrested March 19 after police reported watching him in a white BMW sedan buy $40 worth of rock cocaine in a neighborhood east of the Las Vegas Strip.

Schubert was a 10-year veteran prosecutor and liaison for the last two years to a federal drug task force.

He's free pending a May 19 court date on felony conspiracy and cocaine possession charges.

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