Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Y'all show this Man Some Love

Newest BHAM City Council Member Takes Seat...Fellow Members Discover He Has a Past Weed Charge

New Birmingham City Council member Johnathan F. Austin during a press conference today says he has no plans to resign despite revelations Tuesday that he had pleaded guilty in 2003 to a misdemeanor marijuana charge.

Court records show Austin was arrested Jan. 25, 2003, after a traffic stop in Tuscaloosa for speeding. Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's deputies found a pipe, about a half ounce of marijuana and a set of scales. Austin was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He pleaded guilty to second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed on two years' probation and received a 90-day suspended sentence after he agreed to attend court-ordered drug and alcohol treatment classes.
Austin said he no longer uses marijuana.

Really, there are some excellent comments. Readers please show Mr. Austin some love in the comments section at this link.


The Ripley Porch said...

I'm a believer in the guy....and he ought to stay on in his position. Whatever happened in the past...was a minor issue. My only amusement is that when he says he no longer utilizes weed...I'm kinda doubting him.

Loretta Nall said...

I kinda doubt that part of his story too Ripley. Hell, in order to survive the insanity of the BHAM City Council he'll need to smoke something.