A Georgia political hopeful is slated to start his criminal defense efforts against drug charges he obtained earlier this year. The man has entered a not-guilty plea in connection with the January allegations, according to his attorney. The man's lawyer said the team chose the not-guilty plea based on investigation of facts and existing evidence in the case.
Authorities report the politician, who is seeking election to the city-county consolidated commission, was arrested in early 2013 in Jones County. He was accused of marijuana possession, according to official reports. A statement shows that the man was found on Jan. 23 at about 11:30 p.m. asleep in his Ford sedan in an area industrial park. The area was reportedly marked against trespassing. Another man was also present in the vehicle.