Tuesday, August 15, 2006

West Ala. judge arrested on drug charges in Mississippi.

Montgomery Advertiser

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) -- A Pickens County judge is facing drug charges in neighboring Mississippi. Authorities say District Judge Ira Colvin of Carrollton was arrested yesterday (Monday) for allegedly possessing methampethamine in Lowndes County, Mississippi. He is scheduled to appear before a judge today and remains in jail.

No other information was available about the arrest and authorities say additional charges could be filed.

The 58-year-old Colvin was appointed to the judgeship in December 2002.

Judge Colvin was incited for bankruptcy fraud in 2004 and it appears his wife has been previously arrested on meth charges. I am looking to see what role Judge Colvin has played in drug task forces in his county and what his sentencing record for non-violent drug offenses looks like.

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