Danny Glover (Jones County mug shot)
- Candidate Danny Glover was arrested January 23 on misdemeanor possession charges.
- He pleaded not guilty in Jones County probate court Tuesday, and his lawyer asked for a bench trial.
- Glover says the drug paraphernalia was not his.
Macon-Bibb County Commission candidate Danny D. Glover pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge before Jones County probate court Tuesday morning.
Glover was charged in January with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, a misdemeanor offense, after he and another man were found by a Jones County deputy asleep in a car at the Griswoldville Industrial Park, off Highway 57.
An incident report says the deputy found a "marijuana grinder," "multiple baggies with residue" under the seat and a "smoke blunt with a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana." Glover said he didn't know those items were in the car when he consented to having it searched.
His lawyer, Jason Downey, requested a bench trial from Judge J. Mike Green.
In an interview 10 days earlier, Glover told 13WMAZ he and his friend were driving to Sparta after having "some drinks downtown" when he realized he could not drive safely. He said they pulled into the industrial park to rest.
His friend, 24-year-old Darrion Garrett, was turned over to the Bibb County sheriff's office on an outstanding warrant for criminal trespass and simple battery.