A Nashville attorney was arrested Tuesday afternoon on drug charges in a downtown courthouse, Metro Police have reported.
Metro detectives apprehended Reginald Lamont Horton on the sixth floor of the A.A. Birch Building, where he was attending a trial.
"Nashville attorney Reggie Horton was arrested this afternoon by Metro detectives in regard to a grand jury indictment charging multiple counts, primarily drug offenses," said Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron. "That is all I can say right now."
Information from the Sheriff's Department shows that Horton faces 17 different charges, including cocaine and marijuana possession, money laundering and property theft. Bond is set at $150,000.
According to police, Horton has eight prior offenses, all for driving without a license or with a suspended license. All were citations of arrest, meaning Horton was ordered to turn himself in.
A sole practitioner, Horton appears to have ties to Nashville’s hip-hop music scene. He is listed as the contact for business inquiries on the MySpace page for Lil’ Clyde, an unsigned local artist.
Horton is listed in Vanderbilt University's alumni database as a 2005 law school graduate.