CRIME

Danny Sparks, Kentucky Mayor, Arrested For Allegedly Selling Marijuana Near Elementary School

11/30/2012 04:35 pm ET

Who would have thought that Mayor Sparks liked to spark it?

Danny Sparks resigned his position as mayor of Olive Hill Ky. after he was arrested for allegedly selling marijuana in the parking lot of an elementary school on Wednesday night, according to the Journal Times.

Police said they investigated him for weeks before making the arrest. The probe culminated with Sparks allegedly selling an unspecified quantity of weed to an undercover informant. He was charged with trafficking in marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, a felony.

There was also an open container of alcohol in Sparks' car, cops claimed.

In a statement sent to the Times, Sparks said he was accused of something he had "never done before."

The scandal led Sparks to step down.

“Due to a very bad mistake that I have made tonight, and have failed the trust of the good people of Olive Hill, my friends and most of all my family, I have decided with deep regret to resign tonight as Mayor of Olive Hill," Sparks said in the statement.

Sparks won re-election two years ago in a tight race, according to WDRB.

Olive Hill has nearly 1,600 residents.

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