Poplar Bluff Attorney Arrested

DECEMBER 4, 2006 - Posted at 3:49 p.m. CST

POPLAR BLUFF, MO - A Poplar Bluff attorney was arrested today for the alleged illegal sales of prescription medications.

Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whitely says Richard Bascom was arrested late this morning on a warrant out of Stoddard County.

Bascom is charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), with a cash bond set at $50,000.  Chief Whitely says the crime allegedly occured within the past two weeks.