Charges dropped against Nixon's son

A Columbia city prosecutor has dropped a citation for marijuana possession against Governor Jay Nixon's son, Willson. The misdemeanor charge against the 21-year-old was dropped late last month for lack of evidence. Assistant City Prosecutor Adam Kruse said the facts would not support a charge of violating a city ordinance beyond a reasonable doubt.

Willson Nixon received the citation after Columbia police investigated a loud party at an apartment complex on September 10th. Officers reported they looked through the open door of an apartment and saw marijuana on a table. Columbia police said a young man later identified as Nixon tried to hide the marijuana.