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Marijuana charges against State Assemblyman dismissed

A marijuana possession charge against a New York lawmaker will be dismissed if he completes 20 hours of community service and stays out of trouble for the next six months, according to a report on TimesUnion.com.
Albany (WSYR-TV) -- A marijuana possession charge against a New York lawmaker will be dismissed if he completes 20 hours of community service and stays out of trouble for the next six months, according to a report on TimesUnion.com.

Republican Assemblyman Steve Katz from Mohegan Lake was caught with a small bag of marijuana during a traffic stop for allegedly driving 80 mph in a 65 mph zone on the State Thruway last month.

According to the Times Union report, Katz’ attorney finalized the deal during on Thursday.

The 59-year-old assemblyman was not in court, but pleaded guilty to improper parking, which according to the report is often used to resolve minor cases, and was ordered to pay a $75 fine.

Katz was not charged with driving under the influence.

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