Robert Shuler Smith

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith is accused of conspiring to hinder the drug dealing prosecution of Christopher Butler. Smith has said he can prove a video that supposedly proved drugs were found at Butlers house has been tampered with. The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics denies that claim. Smith and Assistant District Attorney Jamie McBride were both accused of hindering prosecution, but the charges against McBride were dropped Monday. Smith was also indicted on a misdemeanor count for meeting with Butler in jail and advising his attorney, mirroring an earlier misdemeanor charge. Any conviction would remove Smith as district attorney.