Guilty plea in marijuana case forces Whitewater city councilman to step down

….Butler pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge of delivering marijuana. Police say he twice sold drugs to an undercover informant earlier this year.

Butler, 22, New Berlin, will spend 45 days in jail and two years on probation as part of a plea agreement reached with the prosecution….

Other council members previously said they weren’t sure whether the crimes would affect his public position, but members of the state Government Accountability Board said anyone convicted of a felony is prohibited from holding office.

[Council President Patrick] Singer said Butler’s seat was immediately vacated Friday following the guilty plea. The city will soon advertise the open seat and look to appoint someone as early as November, Singer said….

Via Walworth County Today.