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Assembly candidate arrested for drug possession

May 17, 2010 |  2:24 pm
Step one in running for office: Don't get arrested. On that count, Jesse James White, a Riverbank City Council member running for state Assembly in the Central Valley, isn't doing well. The GOP candidate was arrested Friday on suspicion of possession of marijuana and cocaine along with violating probation, according to the Fresno Bee. It wasn't White's first arrest:
In 2007, White was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to court records. He pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of "wet and reckless" driving. In that same case, court records show, White also initially was charged with possession of marijuana.

White is running for the seat of Assemblyman Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto), who is running for state Senate.

-- Shane Goldmacher in Sacramento