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Missouri Gov. Nixon's son cited for marijuana possession

      COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The 21-year-old son of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been cited for marijuana possession.
      KRCG-TV reports  that Wilson Nixon was cited early Saturday for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana after police were called to investigate complaints of a loud party at a Columbia apartment complex.
      Columbia police spokeswoman Jill Wieneke said Monday that officers looked in an open apartment doorway and saw a bag of marijuana on the table. She says a young man later identified as Wilson Nixon attempted to conceal the marijuana.
      The governor issued a statement Monday calling his son "a fine young man" and the marijuana citation "a private matter that will be handled through the municipal process."
      Online records show Wilson Nixon is a junior at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
      Information from: KRCG-TV, http://www.krcg.com

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