SWAINSBORO, Ga (WFXG) - A Swainsboro Councilman has been suspended due to drug charges. Quantavius Foster Sr. was suspended after Swainsboro City Council found out about his charges. 

Foster posted on his Facebook page saying, "It is with a heavy heart that I must share the news of my suspension from my city council seat by City Attorney Jon Levis. Typically, a vote by fellow council members would determine such actions, but he made the decision unilaterally."

According to court documents, Foster is accused of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute at least 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine.

We reached out to the City of Swainsboro. They provided the statement below:

The City of Swainsboro has been recently made aware of the felony guilty plea of Councilperson Quantavious Foster in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia. In compliance with O.C.G.A. § 45-5-6.1 Councilperson Foster has been immediately and without further action suspended from office. The City of Swainsboro is currently working in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 45-5-6.1(b) for the appointment of a replacement officer until the resolution of matters affecting the suspension of Councilperson Foster is concluded.

The City of Swainsboro has no further comment at this time.

          -Swainsboro City Attorney Jon Levis

Foster says ,"My faith in God remains unwavering, and I am committed to providing for my beautiful wife and five children."

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