D.C. Judge Drops Marijuana Possession Charges Against CBS Radio's Howard Arenstein

Last month I noted the October 1 arrest of CBS Radio's Howard Arenstein on marijuana possession charges. The Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist allegedly grew pot in his Georgetown backyard.

But just yesterday D.C. Magistrate Judge Kimberley Knowles dropped the charges against Arenstein and his wife, Israeli newspaper reporter Orly Azoulay Katz, after a witness for the prosecution failed to show in court.

Prosecutors "could still call the case at another time," Washington Post's Keith Alexander noted in a Local Digest news brief on page B4 of today's paper.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters