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Accused Lansford councilman resigns

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    Matthew Walsh

Published October 11. 2018 12:33PM


Matthew Walsh, who was arrested in May on several felony drug charges, has submitted his resignation as a member of Lansford Borough Council.

The council on Wednesday unanimously accepted the resignation effective immediately.

Walsh did not give a reason in his brief letter to the council and was not present at the meeting.

Walsh was jailed when he was arrested at his home on May 21.

Bail was set at $100,000.

He has since been released from prison.

Council has scheduled a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24 to fill Walsh’s seat.

Council President Jared Soto said any resident of Lansford interested in serving on council should inform the council in writing by dropping a letter at the borough hall before the Oct. 24 meeting.

Soto said they have already received a letter from someone who is interested in serving, but he didn’t disclose who the applicant is.

The Oct. 24 meeting will be for general purposes, too.


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