LEE COUNTY-Fla- Wearing an orange jumpsuit, former Lee County commissioner Brian Bigelow stood before a judge Wednesday after his arrest.. for violating the terms of his probation.. by testing positive for cocaine.
This comes weeks after the 49-year-old was arrested for cocaine possession and several other drug charges.
And back in November WINK News caught up with him after he was cited for allowing an unlicensed driver behind the wheel of his car. Deputies have said the two were pulled over after visiting a known drug house.
Bigelow served as district two commissioner for six years.
Bigelow said, "I am going to follow my lawyers advice and provide no comment."
But taxpayers sure had a lot to say when I told them Lee County Commissioners, who are elected officials, do not get screened for drugs.
Kelly Madden said, "I think it is the norm in most companies these days and I don't see why the county commissioners our elected officials should be any different."
Amanda Geo said, "I think you need to have appropriate punishments if someone does break the law whether they are in public office or not, but the amount of time and money it will take to drug test public officials may be more trouble than it is worst.
By the way, when Bigelow was commissioner your taxdollars paid for his 84-thousand dollar salary.
The judge said he might be released again if he goes through a 28-day drug rehab program.