Fayette commissioner faces marijuana charge

Robert Horgan asked deputy if he could 'resolve this ... right now,' report says

A Fayette County commissioner asked deputies for a quick resolution after he was arrested over the weekend and charged with marijuana possession.

Robert Horgan, 45, was stopped by a Fayette County sheriff's deputy around 6 p.m. Saturday for having expired tags when the deputy smelled burning marijuana, said Sheriff Wayne Hannah.

According to the police report, Horgan first denied having any illegal substances, but when the deputy searched the vehicle, Horgan admitted having pot in his truck. Authorities found less than an ounce of pot in what looked like a small pill container, Hannah said.

Once arrested and placed in the patrol car, Horgan asked a deputy "if there was anything that we could do to resolve this right here, right now," according to a report from the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Justin Storm told Horgan no.

The commissioner was charged with having expired tags and misdemeanor possession on marijuana. He was released from the Fayette County jail hours later.

Horgan has held the Post 1 seat since March 2006. The commission will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday.