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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger’s court case on a drug charge has been continued until next year.

Berger was due in court today for his charge of possession of schedule II drugs, but his attorney Buddy Allard says the case was continued until Jan. 16.

Berger was charged with the possession charge, as well as DWI, Dec. 6 after Wilmington Police say Berger was found passed out in the driver’s seat of a car in the middle of Masonboro Loop Road. Berger is scheduled for court on the DWI and another traffic infraction from the incident Feb. 20.

The drug possession charge is a felony. If convicted, Berger would lose his seat on the county commission under state law.

Berger is also slated for a Jan. 29 trial on a DWI charge from Dec. 2012.

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