Free Market Evaluation - Send us your resume and we will give you free feedback
Court Rules Orangutan Can Be Freed from Buenos Aires Zoo
Court Rules Orangutan Can Be Freed from Buenos Aires Zoo
James Holmes’ Parents Ask Court to Spare His Life
James Holmes’ Parents Ask Court to Spare His Life
Boston Bomber Appears in Boston Federal Court
Boston Bomber Appears in Boston Federal Court
Obama’s Immigration Measures Ruled Unconstitutional
Obama’s Immigration Measures Ruled Unconstitutional
Legal Job Listings

Judge Wiggins Caught with Marijuana

Guadalupe County Judge Michael Thomas Wiggins was arrested Monday at a Hilton Hotel on the charge of possessing marijuana. The judge admitted his guilt.

The Texas judge, 58, was visiting the hotel on a seminar for county commissioners and county judges in College Station. A bellman noticed the smell of burnt marijuana on Monday night, and isolated the source to a room on the fifth floor. When an officer arrived to investigate, Wiggins was cooperative, pointing to his duffel when the officer asked if there was any marijuana in the room, and permitting him to search the duffel, where the officer discovered a silver grinder, rolling paper, and a plastic bag containing 20.1 grams of marijuana. Because it is less than two ounces, Wiggins was charged with a Class B misdemeanor, facing up to 180 days in jail and fines up to $2,000 dollars. Wiggins did not deny the allegations, but told the press: “There’s nothing I can deny, it is what it is.”

Wiggins has served as Guadalupe county judge since 2007, and before that, he has served as a Department of Public Safety sergeant for a total of 30 years.

Some have called for his resignation, including one anonymous citizen of his hometown, a middle aged man who said, “I think he should resign. It’s the integrity principle. If you don’t like the law, get it changed.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Other responses are mixed, and he himself has not responded to interview requests. Charles Koehler, a contractor waiting to see Wiggins at his county office said, “He’s always been good, the best county judge we’ve had, and I’ve seen a lot of them. He’s as good as ever.”

Wiggins made a statement Friday that, “At this time, I am working to resolve the issues in Brazos County. Upon completion, I will provide a full public disclosure of the events that have transpired.”

Judge Wiggins Caught with Marijuana by

  • DrStrangepork

    Resigning over cannabis? That’s a joke. He should pay his fine and go about his life.

  • Chris

    Legalize it! It’s obvious that this judge was not harming anyone by possessing marijuana, and it should be his choice if he wants to relax by smoking a joint. It’s the same right Americans have as we do to drink a beer, except you can’t overdose on pot, and instead of acting belligerent and violent if you’ve had too much, you’re more likely to order a pizza and watch some shows about space on the Discovery Channel.

    We need to treat marijuana more like wine in order to raise revenue for the state. Instead of using billions of dollars every year fighting the “war on drugs,” we should use all the money on education! If weed was sold in liquor stores or special marijuana dispensaries, then only responsible adults would be able to access it, and stores would lose their license if they sell to kids. Dealers on the street (that have the ability to entice kids into trying harder drugs) don’t check ID! Plus, it will take away the opportunity for profit from drug cartels in Latin America and other gangsters/criminals within the United States, and the local police can concentrate on solving real crime like kidnappings, rapes, and murders, instead of a judge chilling out in a hotel room.

    Throw in the possibilities of medical benefits for people suffering from chronic disorders, and you have a no-brainer! We are halting scientific progress by not allowing the plant to be studied more. End prohibition of marijuana and return some respect for the law.

  • Cecilia

    I’m from Texas and I think he should be immediately fired. He just gave other criminals he has handed a verdit to the upper hand to have their convictions possibly overturned. They had a similar problem in Crystal City Texas with a few officers a few years ago. They were fired immediately. So was another judge in Texas caught under somewhat similar circumstance.

Tagged: , , , ,

Daniel June Posted by on February 10, 2012. Filed under Breaking News,Crime,Home,Shocking. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
Legal Assistant / Secretary - Bilingual
USA-GA-Gainesville

~~Rapidly expanding General Law Firm seeking a Legal Assistant/Secretary to join our team at our Gainesville, Georgia location !  Our firm is a goal/target oriented, fast-paced environment with a...

Related Posts: