Stafford Mayoral Candidacy In Question After Arrest
While being arrested, Thomas Litwin reportedly was heard saying "this is not a bad day for my candidacy"
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP — While being arrested, Thomas Litwin reportedly was heard saying "this is not a bad day for my candidacy."
Now the Stafford Township mayoral candidate's status in the November race is in question after he was arrested and charged Friday night with possessing and distributing marijuana.
Litwin, 43, of the Beach Haven West section of the township, was charged with possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, distribution of marijuana to an undercover police officer, possession of synthetic cannabinoids and possession of CDS paraphernalia.
Litwin could be forced to vacate the office if he is elected and convicted of the crime.
Around 7:30 p.m. Friday, police executed a search warrant at Litwin’s residence shortly after he sold narcotics to undercover police officers.
Police also arrested two men who were staying at Litwin's home Friday including, Vincent Giordano, 27, and Ralf Boyd III, 24, and a third man, Thomas Ghigliotty, 44, who was visiting the two other men, after police determined all men had outstanding warrants.
Litwin, an independent, is running for mayor against incumbent Mayor John Spodofora.
After he was arrested, he also cited other mayors who have been arrested on drug charges, according to one witness.