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Judge's son indicted for drugs
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The son of General Sessions Judge Bill Locke has been indicted for selling marijuana to undercover agents even as his father’s campaign for the office was in full swing this summer.The judge’s son, Thomas Dylan Locke, 18, has been indicted on nine counts charging sale, delivery and possession of marijuana. He was named in sealed indictments handed down by the grand jury charging four separate incidents of drug dealing, including four separate instances sale of marijuana and delivery of marijuana along with one count of possession of marijuana.District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis has been relieved of prosecutorial duties in the case of the judge’s son since her office practices in Judge Locke’s court plus, prior to being named General Sessions Judge late last year, Locke worked as an assistant prosecutor under Zavogiannis for several years. Locke was district attorney himself from 1990-98 and has spent most of his legal career as a prosecutor.