A New York State Assemblyman will be able to put his marijuana bust behind him after completing 20 hours of community service.
Stephen Katz (R) sits on the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in the New York legislature, which coincidentally voted down legalizing medical marijuana in 2012. A vote in favor of legalization could have kept him out of trouble back in March when he was pulled over for speeding and found to have marijuana in his possession.
Katz’s plea deal was approved on Thursday after his lawyer submitted it on his behalf. The plea fines Katz $75 and will clear his record if he fulfills 20 hours of community service by June and stays out of trouble with the law for a year.
Katz was unable to be reached for comment.