Former council candidate arrested

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A former City Council candidate and Suffolk police officer was arrested for possession of marijuana on Monday.

Jay Patrick Quigley, 40, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana at his home on Lane Street.

City spokeswoman Debbie George said police found a “small amount of marijuana” while executing a search warrant related to an active criminal investigation.

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Quigley was released on a summons, she said. He has a court date set for March 1.

In addition to being a former member of the Suffolk Police Department, Quigley also ran for City Council’s Whaleyville borough seat in 2008 against longtime representative and then-Vice Mayor Curtis Milteer.

Milteer trounced Quigley with more than 77 percent of the vote.

A number Quigley used during his 2008 campaign was listed as “not in service” Tuesday.