Jordan admits drug-dealing past
Newly appointed Knox County Commissioner Josh Jordan testified as a teenager that he sold cocaine for a drug dealer connected to the notoriously violent Florida Boys drug gang but said Friday he’s turned his life around since then.I'm glad the guy's turned his life around. But in a normal world, how many former drug-dealers would be elected to Commission of a county the size of Knox? And in a normal world (not even a perfect world) how many would be appointed to a vacant seat without that kind of fact being brought up to assist in making an informed and responsible decision?
Records from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1996 show that Jordan admitted peddling drugs — in the same district he now represents — when he testified against members of the gang.