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DRUG ARREST: Former Judge Found With Marijuana

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A former eastern Iowa judge with a record of multiple drunk driving arrests is now accused of possessing marijuana.

James A. Weaver, a former Muscatine County judge, was arrested Sunday, March 31 at a hotel in Iowa City.

Hotel officials had reportedly called Iowa City Police to have Weaver evicted after his credit card was declined.  Police said there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from Weaver’s room and that they found marijuana, along with Weaver, in the room.

Weaver was charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance.  At his first court appearance on the charge, Weaver was given until April 22 to retain an attorney.

Court records show Weaver has pleaded guilty to a total of three previous OWI charges – one in Muscatine County and two in Scott County – and that he has served time in prison.

Thanks to our sister station WQAD for this story.