A lawyer, who previously represented high-profile figures including the Earl of Cardigan, has admitted to buying drugs from some of his other clients.
Henry Hendron, 42, was taken into custody Friday after an investigation found messages suggesting he had ordered drugs from a suspected dealer.
At the time, Hendron was representing the alleged dealer in a criminal case, and other evidence found that he was also buying drugs from another of his clients.
The Metropolitan Police said it was remanded on three counts of intentionally abetting or assisting to commit a crime, and one count of Class A drug possession at Woolwich Crown Court.
Detective Inspector Lewis Sanderson said: “At the time of his arrest, Hendron was a practicing solicitor.
Henry Hendon (pictured), 42, was arrested when an investigation found he was buying drugs.
Hendron’s career fizzled after her boyfriend of 18 years, Miguel Jiménez (pictured right), was found dead in the apartment the couple shared in Temple, in the City of London.
‘The behavior displayed by Hendron, while acting for the Bar Association, was unacceptable, unethical and illegal.
“Actions like his can tarnish the reputation of everyone involved in the criminal justice system and the entire team was determined to bring him to justice.
“As a result of the hard work and thorough investigation, Hendron must now face the consequences of his actions.”
Hendron, who was called to the Bar in 2006, was known for previously representing other clients, including the Earl of Cardigan.
He has also previously performed for Conservative MP Dorries, who later served as culture secretary, in a civil matter in 2009, according to reports.
But her career fizzled after her boyfriend Miguel Jimenez, 18, was found dead in the apartment the couple shared in Temple, London, after taking a cocktail of so-called chemsex party drugs.
Although emergency services were called, the teenager suffered a fatal overdose of mephedrone, known as ‘meow meow’, and GBL in January 2015.
During a search, police recovered 60 self-sealing bags of mephedrone and found Hendron’s fingerprints on the bottles and envelopes containing the drugs.
Hendron admitted to buying £1,000 worth of M-cat or Meow Meow and GBL from award-winning BBC producer Alex Parkin and was sentenced to 140 hours of unpaid labor at the Old Bailey in 2016.
Parkin was sentenced to 200 hours.
Hendron previously performed for Conservative MP Dorries, who later served as culture secretary, in a civil matter in 2009, according to reports.
Messages from Hendron (pictured) were found on the phone of a suspected drug dealer
Hendron, from Soho, central London, is expected to be sentenced on the latest charges on April 17.
At an earlier hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court last year, prosecutor Tom Broomfield said they were linked to Hendron by “encouraging the supply of Class A, crystal methamphetamine, and Class C, GBL, drugs from a former client of Mr. Hendron, who was practicing law at the time.’
Police said officers arrested a man in 2021 on suspicion of being involved in the supply of Class A, B and C drugs.
Officers forensically examined his phone, which contained messages from Hendron asking the suspect, his client, to supply him with drugs.
The investigation then found evidence from 2020, showing that Hendron was buying drugs from another of his clients.
Hendron was suspended by the Bar Standards Board for three years following his 2016 convictions.
He was reprimanded and banned from publicly accessible work for two years following a 2021 disciplinary hearing after posing as a lawyer on websites while suspended.