Arraignment set for lawyers accused of planting drugs

An Irvine couple is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on felony charges that they planted drugs in a PTA president's car because they didn't like how their son was being supervised.

Kent Wycliffe Easter, 38, and Jill Bjorkholm Easter, 39, are charged with felony conspiracy, false imprisonment by fraud or deceit, and conspiracy to falsely charge another with a crime.

The defendants, who are both attorneys, face up to three years in state prison and are being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

In the middle of the night in February 2011, the Easters planted prescription drugs, marijuana and a marijuana pipe in the PTA volunteer's car and anonymously called police from a Newport Beach hotel's business center, prosecutors allege.

After detectives determined that the drugs had been planted, they traced the anonymous tip to the Easters. They were arrested last month.

— Joseph Serna

Twitter: @JosephSerna

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