Texas Politician Scored Drugs From Hookers

By McCarton Ackerman 02/08/12

A city councilman in the Dallas–Fort Worth area is in hot water for drug use—and for his preferred drug connection.

Texas councilman Mel LeBlanc has had
some difficult explaining to do.
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Details from a police report on Arlington city council member and deputy mayor pro tem Mel LeBlanc were released Monday, revealing that the Texas pol obtained obtained marijuana and meth from prostitutes over the past several years. The cops began investigating LeBlanc since July 2011, when his doubtless long-suffering wife, Candy, called 911 to report that she thought her husband was on drugs—even though he'd released from rehab just two weeks earlier. Candy handed over a bag of crystal meth she found in their home, and revealed that LeBlanc had admitted to being on K2—a synthetic substance that mimics weed—on the day she'd called for help. Police also found a glass pipe inside the politician's house. In a recent interview, LeBlanc admitted to getting drugs from prostitutes, but denied relapsing after returning from rehab. He said he didn't know where the meth found in his home came from. A grand jury decided not to prosecute him for drug possession in December.

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.