Kentucky Mayor Arrested for Selling Drugs Near Elementary School

Kentucky Mayor Arrested for Selling Drugs Near Elementary School

An undercover investigation by an interdepartmental task force ended in the Wednesday night arrest of the mayor of a Northern Kentucky town after he allegedly sold weed to an informant—near an elementary school.

Olive Hill mayor Danny Sparks was busted selling marijuana to an undercover in a parking lot behind the school. Authorities say another man who had a "personal relationship" with Sparks was detained as well.

Sparks initially called his arrest a "mistake," but later issued a statement saying that he would resign from his position, effective immediately. 

"I hope that everyone will understand that I have always tried to do the very best for Olive Hill and hope that the people will understand that I will always try to continue to help in any way possible to better this City regardless of what position I may serve," Sparks said in his statement. "What happened tonight is something I have never done before and deeply regret it and hope to move on."

Sparks was charged with trafficking marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school. There's no way he could be the "pot dealing mayor" and still be a respected public figure, unless he just completed succumbed to the underworld.

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[via Gawker]

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