Henderson Co. PVA candidate resigns, admits to drug use

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According to our media partner the Evansville Courier & Press, a Henderson County PVA candidate is resigning from the race after admitting to importing pounds of marijuana products into Henderson and serving as a confidential informant in a drug case.

Republican candidate Troy Coleman withdrew on Monday, after being confronted with information about a 2017 Henderson Police Department investigation during a meeting at The Gleaner.

Coleman took responsibility for his actions but denied trafficking or dealing illegal drugs, The Gleaner reported Monday.

According to The Gleaner, Coleman admitted to having a substance abuse problem, but he said the drugs were for personal use and for friends going through cancer.

Coleman said he never sold drugs, but he did pay for them to be shipped here and was reimbursed by friends he gave the drugs to, The Gleaner said.

According to HPD records, Coleman was not charged due to his cooperation in the case.

Coleman has two DUI’s and has also been arrested for alcohol intoxication.

Coleman’s opponent, Democrat Andrew Powell, also has a DUI on his record.

Powell told The Gleaner he doesn’t try to hide that and that it was a big mistake. He said he accepts the consequences and regrets it deeply.

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(This story was originally published on Oct. 29, 2018)

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