Arrested mayor of St. George, Mo. says marijuana was medical
October 24, 2007
Harold Goodman, who is 64, was arrested Monday on suspicion of misdemeanor marijuana possession. He has taken a voluntary leave of absence as mayor of the tiny community in south St. Louis County.
Goodman claims the marijuana was for treatment of Crohn's Disease, a chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. But Missouri has no medical marijuana law.
The incident comes less than two months after a young man videotaped a St. George police officer berating him and threatening to arrest him on made-up charges, a video that made national news. That officer has since been fired.