Buffalo City Councilman Justin Gerard resigned his position at Tuesday evening's city council meeting, after fellow councilman Russ Humphrey read a statement calling for his removal from the council until his legal troubles were resolved.
The statement, signed by 151 citizens of Buffalo, was presented by Humphrey, which prompted the response from Gerard.
The council voted to accept Gerard's resignation and he left the council meeting shortly thereafter, but added as he left, “Remember what the Constitution was written on,” a reference to a belief that it was written on hemp paper. Rough drafts may have been, but the final document was written on parchment, according to usconstitution.net.
Gerard's legal troubles began last month when he was arrested on possession with intent to distribute charges after a traffic stop in Gillette. He was alleged to have marijuana in his possession.
Gerard's preliminary hearing on the matter is scheduled for June 15th in Campbell County.