Thursday, August 30, 2007
West AL Judge Pleads Guilty to Meth Charges
Former west Alabama judge pleads guilty to meth-related charges
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) -- A former Pickens County judge has pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine precursors in neighboring Mississippi.
Ira D. Colvin entered the plea in Lowndes County, Mississippi, Circuit Court this week. His sentencing is scheduled for October 10th.
The 59-year-old former judge is from Carollton. He was arrested in Mississippi in 2006 and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of ingredients to make methamphetamine with intent to manufacture. Colvin was accused of buying precursors at a store in Columbus.
Colvin was appointed district judge in December 2002. He was removed from the bench after his arrest.