Councilman Arrested

By: AP
By: AP

A Cottonwood City Council member is free on $2,000 bond today after being arrested on crack cocaine and hindering prosecution charges.

Councilman John Lewis was released from the Houston County Jail following his arrest Tuesday night.

A Florida woman sought on probation violation charges, 33-year-old Paula Kaye Anderson, was also arrested at his residence.

Mayor Bobby Monk calls it a "bad situation" for the three-term council member.

Houston County sheriff's deputies followed up on a tip that Anderson could be located at Lewis' home. She was on probation for two drug convictions. Lewis could not be reached for comment. A trial date is not yet set.

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