A former public official plead guilty to drug possession on Monday. Mark Hamilton, 57, of Atlantic City, pleaded guilty to a disorderly persons charge of possession of marijuana (under 50 grams). On October 13, 2011, Hamilton, who served as the City’s Superintendent of the Office of Weights and Measures, was arrested after police conducted a traffic stop on Route 40 and discovered that he had a small amount of marijuana in his city vehicle.
In accordance with the plea agreement, Hamilton will receive a conditional discharge provided that he remains drug-free for six months. He will also be subject to random drug screenings and have to pay a $750 fine. Another condition is that Hamilton will forfeit his public employment with Atlantic City.