Judge could be removed from office over allegations of drug abuse

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Judge accused of drug abuse, Steve Campion reports. (KTRK)

Justice of the Peace Judge Hilary H. Green could be removed from office. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct asked the Texas Supreme Court to suspend her from the bench over misconduct accusations including drug abuse.

The startling allegations leveled by a former lover in court documents say Green abused prescription pain killers, used hard drugs like Ecstasy and cocaine, and utilized her bailiff to buy illegal substances.

Chip Babcock is Green's attorney. He said the allegations are simply not true. Babcock said they stem from jilted lovers.

He said Green is a faithful public servant and will fight to stay in office.

"She's going to be fighting it. She's been doing a terrific job as a Justice of the Peace Precinct 7. She was reelected last November overwhelmingly," said Babcock. "The allegations that are in this complaint about her as to sex, drugs, and even the rock and roll are false and not true."

Judge Green is the 98th judge ever in state history to face such action. She is the first judge in almost a decade who plans to contest the State Commission on Judicial Conduct's request.

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