Weiner alderman still serving after sentencing

Weiner Council Member Charged

WEINER, AR (KAIT) - A Weiner alderman is still serving on the city council after being sentenced on a drug charge.

During a September 2015 traffic stop, officers arrested Timothy Jessup Hewitt when he was found with meth.

Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said Hewitt was sentenced to 24 months probation.

Weiner Mayor Todd Bartholomew said Hewitt is still on the city council.

He said Arkansas law allows Hewitt to finish out his term but is not eligible for reelection.

Many people in Weiner told Region 8 that they are not happy Hewitt is still on the council.

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