Drug case dropped after Officer Darren Wilson doesn’t show up

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CLAYTON, MO (AP) – A felony drug case involving the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old in a separate incident has been dismissed after the officer twice failed to appear in court.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a St. Louis County judge on Monday dismissed a felony marijuana possession charge against 28-year-old Christopher A. Brooks. The judge had agreed to put the case on hold after officer Darren Wilson missed a late September preliminary hearing.

Wilson also didn’t appear before a grand jury in the Brooks case, an alternative that Associate Circuit Judge Mary Bruntrager Schroder signed off on at the previous hearing.

Wilson received a Ferguson City Council commendation in February for his role in Brooks’ arrest one year earlier