Al Gore’s son pleads guilty to drug possession
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. ” Al Gore’s son pleaded guilty Monday to possessing marijuana and other drugs, but a judge said the plea can be withdrawn and the charges dropped if he successfully completes a drug diversion program.
Authorities have said they found drugs in Al Gore III’s car after the 24-year-old was pulled over for speeding earlier this month.
Gore pleaded guilty to two felony counts of drug possession, two misdemeanor counts of drug possession without a prescription, and one misdemeanor count of marijuana possession, the district attorney’s office said.
Jaime Coulter, senior deputy district attorney, said Gore’s sentencing will be continued until Feb. 7. If he has complied with all the conditions of the diversion program, the sentencing will be continued again for another year, with charges possibly being dropped in 2009.
“At that point, he will be able to withdraw his guilty plea as if he never entered it,” Coulter said.