Judge Arrested at His Hotel Room on Pot Charge Is Bailed Out in Time to Attend Courts Conference
A former state trooper who is now a Texas judge was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge on Monday evening in a hotel room in College Station.
Guadalupe County Judge Michael Thomas Wiggins, 58, spent the rest of the night in the Brazos County Jail before being released on $3,000 bail, according to the San Antonio Express-News and the Seguin Gazette.
However, he was released on $3,000 bail in time to attend a conference that began Tuesday, the V.G. Young Institute: School for County Commissioners Courts.
A College Station police spokeswoman told the Gazette that “an overwhelming odor of marijuana” in the judge’s room at the local Hilton hotel led to his arrest.
Wiggins is expected to make a statement later today.