Whiteville attorney in sheriff’s lawsuit cited for marijuana possession

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Whiteville attorney is scheduled to appear in court next month on misdemeanor marijuana charges.

According to online court records, Oscar Mack Blanks, III was cited in Brunswick County for misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Blanks is scheduled to appear in court on April 8.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office does not have a record of an arrest for Blanks, but the Whiteville News Reporter reports Blanks was released at the scene of the traffic stop.

Blanks is representing former Columbus County Sheriff Lewis Hatcher in the lawsuit over the disputed sheriff’s race.

No one answered the phone at his law firm for comment.

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