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Indicted, suspended judge resigns after bond revoked for having cocaine in system: Reports

by John Jefferson
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Memphis Judge A. Melissa Boyd was indicted for witness intimidation after she allegedly tried to get her campaign manager to recant statements about her substance abuse. (Left: Shelby County Jail; Right: Tennessee Courts)

The embattled Memphis judge under indictment who’s run into nothing but trouble in her short time on the bench resigned after her bond was revoked for having cocaine in her system.

Judge Andrewnetta Melissa Boyd, 59, went to jail last week after the failed drug tests. This appeared to be the last straw for Boyd, who was facing removal by the Tennessee General Assembly. In January, the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct sent Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and Assembly Speaker Cameron Sexton a letter recommending that the Assembly kick Boyd out of office. The letter also detailed how her former campaign manager in December 2022 found a plate with a line of suspected cocaine on it in her closet.

Her lawyers sent the Administrative Office of the Courts a letter submitting her resignation late last month. She initially was going to resign at the end of May, but in a letter sent Tuesday, she moved up her date.

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