Glover enters guilty plea on drug charge

Staff reportJuly 8, 2013 

Danny Glover, a former candidate for the District 3 seat on the upcoming Macon-Bibb County commission, pleaded guilty Monday in the Probate Court of Jones County to violating the state’s controlled substance law.

He was arrested Jan. 23 in the Griswoldville Industrial Park in a car with suspended tags. Also in the car was Darrion Cortez Garrett, a Tennessee man wanted in Bibb County for failure to appear in court.

The men were asleep.

The arresting officer found a partially smoked blunt that contained marijuana, a marijuana grinder and plastic baggies that contained what appeared to be marijuana residue.

Glover dropped out of the race about four months after the arrest.

He was given a year of probation, 40 hours of community service and he was also ordered to undergo a substance abuse evaluation, according to a court clerk. Glover also was fined $1,130 and ordered to pay a $44 monthly probation fee.

“The only thing I wish to say is I want to thank everyone who have continued to support me during this chapter which I’m happy to bring to a close,” Glover told The Telegraph on Monday. “Now we all can get back to the work that needs to be done in Macon-Bibb, Georgia.”

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report.

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