Toking News: CBS News Reporter Busted for Growing Marijuana

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Georgetown is home to a lot of people who could be growing marijuana on the sly: lacrosse players, congressional aides and … respected radio journalists?

Howard Arenstein probably regretted the fact that he doesn’t live in California this weekend. The veteran CBS Radio News reporter was arrested Saturday morning in his home in the posh Georgetown area of Washington DC and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Police searched Arenstein’s home after receiving a tip from a neighbor. According to the police report, officers found 11 cannabis plants growing in the back yard. They also seized six two-ounce bags of marijuana. Arenstein was released without bail on Sunday.

Arenstein’s wife Orly Azoulay, a Washington correspondent for the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, was also arrested. Whether the couple were fans of the hit Showtime series Weeds has not been ascertained. (via the Washington Post)