Will Nixon: Governor's Son Charged with Marijuana Possession

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A son of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was cited for possession of marijuana early Saturday morning in Columbia.

The CBS affiliate for mid-Missouri, KRCG, broke the story yesterday. According to the television station, 21-year-old Willson (aka "Will") Nixon was at the Brookside Apartments on South 10th Street when police responded to complaints of a loud party around 1:23 a.m. September 10.

When arriving at the scene, the officers noted an "overwhelming smell of marijuana in the hallway." Through an open door, the officers say they saw Nixon seated at a table with marijuana. When Nixon saw the officers, he attempted to conceal the drug, and the police stepped into the apartment and made an arrest under the "plain view doctrine" that allows law authority to enter a residence when a visible crime is taking place.

Nixon was cited for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, which in Columbia is a municipal violation that could result in community service and a fine. Nixon reportedly did not tell officers of his relationship to the governor, though one of his friends on the scene did.

Yesterday the governor released a statement saying: "This is a private matter that will be handled through the municipal process. My son is a fine young man, and we will be working through this issue as a family."

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Darral Good
Darral Good

Dear Governor, why wont you admit it, some people like cannabis very much and will never give it up.jlynch@sammamish-reporter.com

TELL KIDS THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS I have a 23-year-old son who is a success and has never tried pot. But the drug czar ( Gil Kerlikowske ) has a son who was jailed for marijuana sales and assault. The drug czar has been an anti drug use zealot for all his life, yet his kid has chosen to smoke a little pot and make money off of it. My 23-year-old son was always told the truth about medical use of marijuana. ( I have hepatitis C and use and grow medical marijuana. ) Kerlikowske's son grew up with all the lies his father told him. I think my son turned out better. He has never decided to drink or smoke anything. And he is a success! And he votes in favor of marijuana being legalized. United States citizens have never had a chance to have a say about what we choose to put into our own bodies; that time is NOW. Please legalize medical marijuana for everyone who needs it for their health around the country. I am counting on YOU to make it legal for once in my life. Before I die from Hep-C. Thank you very much! Darral Good Shoreline     

Darral Good
Darral Good

TELL KIDS THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS

I have a 23-year-old son who is a success and has never tried pot.

But the drug czar ( Gil Kerlikowske ) has a son who was jailed for marijuana sales and assault.

The drug czar has been an anti drug use zealot for all his life, yet his kid has chosen to smoke a little pot and make money off of it.

My 23-year-old son was always told the truth about medical use of marijuana. ( I have hepatitis C and use and grow medical marijuana. )

Kerlikowske's son grew up with all the lies his father told him.

I think my son turned out better. He has never decided to drink or smoke anything. And he is a success! And he votes in favor of marijuana being legalized.

United States citizens have never had a chance to have a say about what we choose to put into our own bodies; that time is NOW.

Please legalize medical marijuana for everyone who needs it for their health around the country.

I am counting on YOU to make it legal for once in my life. Before I die from Hep-C.

Thank you very much!

Darral Good

Shoreline

Scretch
Scretch

what about the war on drugs? could will be a terrorist?

Realist
Realist

I'm certain dad "Jay Bird" won't let an obvious piece of crap and only possible family member tarnish dad's political career.  I'm surprised the Gov's political handlers haven't already turned their spears on this poor bastard.  Either that or ship him off to some remote location until he has the bastard baby he is pregnant with.

Tedbugg
Tedbugg

Please spend as much money as possible investigating and prosecuting the heinous crime. A college student with pot, did anyone check and make sure Willson Nixon isn't really Lex Luthor?

KITTY
KITTY

Fast Forward September 30th:  Will Nixon is travelling down Manchester Ave. when he gets the urge to fire up a blunt. So, he just happens to drop in a tavern called Verlins. He runs to the john but Peter Kinder is in there taking a leak so he has to wait at the bar. Tammy Chapman stops humpin the leg of the on-duty union thug who is eating chicken wings at the bar. She sidles up to young Will who rejects her advances since he wants to talk to the union thug who is one of his father's chief fund raisers. Just as the conversation got interesting, Kinder comes out of the john and sees young Will. They high-five each other and run to the john to fire up the blunt. Tammy, never one to pass up a hot time, runs after them but the john door slams  shut and pinches one of her plastic tits. She starts to rip off her panties to wipe up a drop of blood but since she isn't wearing any, the thug union man comes to her rescue and gives her a pair of his. Soon, Kinder and Will bolt from the john, consumed with the munchies, and run to the bar and gobble up the remaining wings the thug hadn't eaten. Tammy got some union dick. Will and Kinder got high and cured their munchies and they all lived happily ever after.

Kennypowers
Kennypowers

He looks pretty legit, like a force to be reckoned with

JJ
JJ

How long did they stand in the hallway to make real, real, real sure it was Maryjuanna?? They should have waited till 4:20 AM then it would have been funnier. Why wasn't someone on the lookout??? Stupid kid.

KITTY
KITTY

This would not be a big deal except Will is the Governor's son. More college students smoke weed than cigarettes. It's good Columbia has basically decriminalized weed possession for small amounts. Weed SHOULD BE LEGALIZED EVERYWHERE! And the Feds should get their heads out of their asses and legalize it nationally. After all, weed is the SECOND LARGEST cash crop after corn. Think of the billions in tax revenues that could be collected if weed was legalized and taxed like cigarettes and booze. Mankind has smoked weed for THOUSANDS OF YEARS! Like prostitution it ain't going away.

And thank you Chad Garrison for printing a "scandal" story about a democrat! It seems the RFT always prints derogatory stories about republicans. Hopefully the story of Will Nixon will get as much ink as the Peter Kinder saga. But I won't hold my breath. Hate to cut this short, but I need a bong hit!

UhvbnJonathaned
UhvbnJonathaned

That picture is ridiculous.  Kevin Federline has some competition!

jdub
jdub

He should get a bigger fine for wearing a straight bill hat than for having weed at a college party.

Mike N.
Mike N.

There was "overwhelming smell of marijuana" in the hallway of a university apartment building?  NO WAY!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

I am really sorry to hear about your hepatitis C.   I am in the medical field and was wondering what medicinal purpose medical marijuana would provide for hepatitis C.   In advanced stages of liver decompensation one would have fluid accumulation or ascites, and increased ammonia which could cause confusion, neither of which would benefit from marijuana.   There are Interferon based treatments available for hepatitis C.   They take about a year to complete.   Please try getting into the Washington University Liver Clinic if not already done.   They could really help you out.   Best of luck Darral and take care.

HWL
HWL

He didn't note party affiliation in the story.  If he was GOP, he absolutely would have noted party affiliation.

Anonymous
Anonymous

And then think about what would happen to the law enforcement and prison industries and the pocketbooks of the rich folks involved.

Darral Good
Darral Good

 Elizibeth Don't you know? Marijuana makes me hungry so I stop losing weight and it helps my head stop hurting

KITTY
KITTY

You are right, Anon. Legalizing weed would cause a drastic drop in the prison population and give the cops time to pursue the real bad guys.

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