Marijuana citation against Gov. Nixon's son dropped

Monday, November 7, 2011 | 9:14 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — A city prosecutor has dismissed a citation for marijuana possession against the son of Gov. Jay Nixon.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported Monday that the misdemeanor charge against Willson Nixon was dropped late last month for lack of evidence. Assistant City Prosecutor Adam Kruse said the facts would not support a charge of violating a city ordinance beyond a reasonable doubt.

The 21-year-old received the citation after police investigated a loud party at an apartment complex on Sept. 10. Officers reported that they looked through the open door of an apartment and saw marijuana on a table.

At the time, police said a young man later identified as Willson Nixon tried to hide the marijuana.

Online records show that Willson Nixon is a junior at MU.


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