LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Former Lee County Commissioner Brian Bigelow was in court this morning, charged with one count of possession of cocaine. The State Attorney's Office said there is not enough evidence to charge him with loitering/prowling, and they said he is not being charged with paraphernalia charges. The judge approved an in-patient treatment program, regarding to the violation of probation charge.
Fort Myers Police say they found Bigelow with drugs on him at the Brookside Village Apartments in January.
Last November, Bigelow was caught up in another drug-related arrest. At that time, officers spotted him in a rental car with a teenager, parked outside a known drug house. Officers pulled the vehicle over for a traffic violation and drugs were discovered in the car. The teen was arrested for drug possession. Bigelow was issued a citation for allowing an unlicensed person to drive his car. Bigelow said law enforcement mis-characterized what happened.