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Senior Federal Judge Arrested|on Cocaine & Marijuana Charges

ATLANTA (CN) - A longtime federal judge was arrested and charged with using cocaine and marijuana with a stripper, allegedly while he met to pay her for sex. An FBI agent said in an affidavit that she had reason to believe U.S. District Senior Judge Jack T. Camp, 67, possessed and used cocaine, marijuana and Roxycodone with the exotic dancer, aided and abetted her possession of the drugs knowing she is a drug felon, and possessed guns while using controlled substances.

Camp was appointed to the federal bench by President Reagan in 1988.

According to the FBI affidavit, he met the dancer at the Goldrush Showbar in Atlanta, and "purchased a private dance" from her.

The dancer is referred to as CI-1 throughout the affidavit. She "recently began cooperating with the FBI" and "at the direction of the FBI ... conducted consensually recorded conversations with Camp," according to the affidavit.

The day after his private dance, Camp returned to the bar and bought another dance, the affidavit states. "Camp also paid CI-1 in exchange for sex," it states.

The affidavit continues: "Camp asked CI-1 what CI-1 was 'on,' which CI-1 understood to mean what drugs CI-1 had taken. ... CI-1 told Camp that CI-1 had used cocaine and Camp asked CI-1 if CI-1 had any more that Camp could ingest. CI-1 did have additional cocaine and, in fact, provided Camp with a quantity of cocaine. Camp paid CI-1 approximately $40 - $50 in cash for the cocaine. Camp ingested the cocaine in the presence of CI-1 by snorting the cocaine through his nose."

The dancer took cocaine with the judge, according to the affidavit.

The FBI agent adds that "On multiple subsequent occasions in or about and between the spring and summer 2010, the defendant, Jack T. Camp Jr., paid CI-1 in exchange for sex. When Camp and CI-1 would meet, they would often use drugs together, including cocaine, Roxycodone, also known as 'Roxicet,' 'Roxi,' and 'Roxycontin,' a Schedule II controlled substance, and marihuana, a Schedule I controlled substance. Camp would provide money to CI-1 for CI-1 to purchase the cocaine, Roxycodone and marihuana. Generally, CI-I and Camp would use the drugs that CI-1 purchased with Camp's money when they were together, though sometimes CI-1 would simply buy the drugs and give them to Camp for his own use. When Camp and CI-1 would use drugs together, they would ingest both the cocaine and the Roxycodone by snorting it through their noses and they would ingest the marihuana by smoking it. In order to snort the Roxycodone, Camp and CI-1 would use a pill crusher to create a powdered form of the Roxycodone. In fact, Camp gave CI-1 a pill crusher for CI-1's use."

After the dancer began cooperating with the FBI, she allowed the agency to tape her conversations with Camp, according to the affidavit. In one conversation the judge allegedly offered to help her get a job since her felony conviction made it difficult to find work.

"Camp told CI-1 that CI-1 should tell the potential employer that 'it was a minor offense and that one of the judges on the court can explain that to him. And that it doesn't indicate that you were really dealing drugs, you just made some phone calls,'" according to the affidavit.

The FBI's investigation culminated on Oct. 1, when Camp and the dancer allegedly met an undercover agent to buy Roxycodone and cocaine. According to the affidavit, the dancer told Camp she "had found a different person from whom they could purchase drugs," because her previous contact had burned her on the last deal.

"Camp responded, 'I'll watch your back anytime 'cause I'm afraid and I not only have my little pistol, I've got my big pistol so, uh, we'll take care of any problems that come up,'" the affidavit states.

At 7:35 p.m. on Oct. 1, Camp paid an undercover agent $160 for "a clear plastic bag containing blue colored pills and a baggie containing a white, powdered substance which were represented to be Roxycodone and cocaine respectively," according to the affidavit.

FBI agents arrested the judge 10 minutes later. They took a loaded and cocked .380 Sig Sauer P238 pistol from his front seat, with a bullet in the chamber, the affidavit states, and a Colt MK IV Series 80, loaded, but without a round in the firing chamber.

Camp was arrested Friday and charged and released Monday on $50,000 bond, according to The Associated Press.

He went on senior status in 2008, to reduce his workload, according to the AP.

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