The Sandy Springs attorney accused of offering inmates prohibited items in exchange for sexual favors left the Cobb County jail early Sunday. But then he was booked into the Fulton County jail on drug charges, records show.
Michael Stuart Winner, 45, was being held Sunday night without bond for allegedly having amphetamines and for having prescription drugs in the incorrect container, according to booking records.
It was the second trip to jail for Winner since Thursday evening, when he was booked into the Cobb jail on eight felony charges involving two female inmates, according to his arrest warrant obtained by Channel 2 Action News.
Winner allegedly met with the inmates in private attorney-client rooms at the Cobb County jail on numerous occasions, the warrant states.
On one occasion, Winner exposed himself to a female inmate, and another time, he asked to see a woman's breasts, according to the sheriff's office, which secured the warrant. In exchange, Winner offered to bring the inmates drugs or tobacco, items prohibited in jail, according to deputies. An inmate's complaint about Winner led to an investigation into his actions.
Winner was arrested Thursday evening at his home and booked into the jail, where he remained until early Sunday on $10,000 bond, jail records show.
"We take issues related to bringing contraband of any type into the facility very seriously and will prosecute violators to the fullest extent of the law, regardless of their position," Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren said in a statement released to Channel 2.
Winner was admitted to the state bar in 2006 after attending law school at Mercer University, records show. In 2010, Winner's license to practice law was temporarily suspended, according to the State Bar of Georgia.
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