Former Muscatine County Judge has Another Run-In with the Law

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former Muscatine County judge who's served time for drunken driving has been charged with marijuana possession.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that 59-year-old James Weaver, of Muscatine, was cited on Sunday in Iowa City. Officers had gone to a hotel to evict Weaver when his credit card was declined.

Officers say Weaver wouldn't open the room door, so a hotel manager used a key. Officers say Weaver was inside, on the bed, and seemed intoxicated.

Officers say they found a small bag of marijuana under the mattress.

A phone listing for Weaver couldn't be found. Online court records don't list an attorney for him.

Weaver was an associate judge from 1982 to 2004. Since 2002 he has had three drunken-driving convictions and has served time in prison.
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