The 21-year-old son of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been cited for marijuana possession.
KRCG-TV reports that Willson Nixon was cited early Saturday for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana after police were called to investigate complaints of a loud party at a Columbia apartment complex.
Columbia police spokeswoman Jill Wieneke said Monday that officers looked in an open apartment doorway and saw a bag of marijuana on the table. She says a young man later identified as Willson Nixon attempted to conceal the marijuana.
The governor issued a statement Monday calling his son "a fine young man" and the marijuana citation "a private matter that will be handled through the municipal process."
Online records show Willson Nixon is a junior at the University of Missouri-Columbia.