COLUMBIA, Mo. — A Missouri House member has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Democrat Jeremy LaFaver, of Kansas City, entered the pleas during a brief court hearing Friday in Boone County. He was fined $200 plus court costs on each charge and paid the penalties before leaving the courthouse.
The 33-year-old lawmaker says he made a mistake and is glad the incident is behind him.
A state trooper stopped LaFaver last month on Interstate 70 in Boone County for failing to respond to charges in Moniteau (MAH'-nuh-taw) County of driving with expired license plates. The trooper reported finding a glass pipe and a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle.
LaFaver paid a $125 fine in Moniteau County for the vehicle registration charge earlier this week.
The Associated Press