Wilton, Iowa is a town of 2,829 (2000 Census) in Muscatine County. Wilton is home to a large plant of North Star Steel.
Wilton made national news briefly when its mayor, Richard Summy, was arrested in Iowa City on September 28, 2006 for selling pounbd size amounts of marijuana. He posted bond and left the Polk County Jail the same day. He posted a $19,500 bond and left the Polk County Jail on the same day he was arrested. He is scheduled to appear in Polk County district court on October 6, 2006. The arrest was the result of year long investigation by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement. Kate McGinty. "Wilton Mayor is Arrested and Leaves Jail Same Day." Des Moines Register. September 29, 2006. This arrest illustrates both for pervasive is cannabis use in contemporary American society and the fundamental absurdity of cannabis prohibition.