Congressman's son charged with drug possession

By: ATHENS, Ga. (AP)
By: ATHENS, Ga. (AP)

The 18-year-old son of U.S. Rep. Paul Broun has been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Police say Paul Collins Broun III was at a party at in Athens early Saturday when Athens-Clarke police responded to a complaint about noise. The police report says Broun smelled of alcohol, and a pill bottle containing a small amount of marijuana fell from his pocket.

The Athens Academy senior was also charged with underage possession of alcohol and violating the noise ordinance.

The Republican congressman, who was elected in 2007, issued a statement.

"This is a personal matter that our family will deal with privately. Our son has the love and support of his family as he takes responsibility for his actions. We appreciate everyone
s prayers during this personal family matter," the statement said.

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  • by Dave Location: MN on Apr 24, 2009 at 02:03 PM
    I bet he wants to "deal with this privately"! Just like Cindy McCain, Rush Limbaugh, Noelle Bush, and all the rest of the Drug War hypocrites who imprison the poor for drugs and deal with their own family's indiscretions "privately". But nothing will happen. The "System" they manage and the Media they run will make sure of that.
  • by Dave Location: GA on Apr 16, 2009 at 10:33 PM
    "takes responsibility"? Yeah, right, Mr. GOP Drug Warrior. Put the kid in the same hellish prisons you put our kids in, you hypocrite! You want my family's prayers? OK, we'll be praying your son is savaged in prison too and that you realize what moralizing hypocrites have done to this country!
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