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Students used to fight drugs

Students used to fight drugs

September 17, 2014

Sept. 17, 2014 By Sean Kirkby: Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism   Moments after Javonni Butler was busted for selling marijuana in 2011, he says police officers offered him a deal: Buy drugs to help convict others, and they would “sweep this under the rug.” Officers...

Councilman to serve 45 days

October 26, 2011

A Whitewater councilman was forced to step down from his elected seat after being convicted Friday on drug charges. District 2 Councilman Javonni Butler, 22, plead guilty Friday to a felony charge of delivering marijuana as part of a plea agreement. Butler was sentenced to 45 days in jail and t...

City councilman facing two felony charges

September 8, 2011

According to the Wisconsin Circuit System, the trial against a Whitewater alderman has yet to be concluded. District 2 Councilman Javonni M. Butler, 22, is facing two felony charges after allegedly selling marijuana to a confidential informant in May. Butler plead not guilty to the charges in June...

District 2 representative arrested on drug charges

May 18, 2011

Whitewater Common Council District 2 Rep. Javonni Butler, a UW-Whitewater student, was arrested and charged earlier this month with two counts of delivering THC, less than 200 grams. According to an article from the Janesville Gazette, Butler was arrested after Walworth County sheriff’s deputies...

Student involvement in city issues

April 13, 2011

With UW-Whitewater being such a prominent part of the Whitewater community, students are affected by decisions made by the local government. UW-Whitewater students must become more aware of how decisions affect their lives here in Whitewater and the businesses they benefit from. For eight months out of t...

Olsen cruises in only contested local race

April 6, 2011

In the only contested local race Tuesday, incumbent Jim Olsen was re-elected as the District 1 common council representative, defeating political newcomer Michael LeBlanc by a vote of 418-134. Olsen, 53, called the voter turnout “astronomical” and said he appreciated the support. “I had hoped...

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