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State panel could decide fate of Atco commissioner

August 20, 2007

Pearson - A committee will be appointed to determine whether a county commissioner arrested on drug charges can remain in office while awaiting trial.

Atkinson County Commissioner Jimmy Roberts, Junior was arrested on drug charges Friday. 

If he doesn't resign, the governor will appoint a committee made up of the Attorney General and two other county commissioners to decide what should happen.

Drug agents found 12 marijuana plants behind his Willacoochee home Friday and charged him with Manufacture of Marijuana. He's served as a county commission for ten years.

He's out of jail on bond.

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