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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 2, 2014

Senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood has been tapped to preside over the case of Bruce Poston, a Knoxville defense attorney accused of giving prescription painkillers to the wife of a client. Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade issued an order Thursday appointing Blackwood as a special judge after all of Knox County’s judges recused themselves. A special prosecutor also has been assigned, Knoxnews reports. Poston is being represented by defense attorney Mike Whalen. An arraignment date has not yet been set.