State assemblyman Stephen Katz arrested on pot charge
A state assemblyman was arrested Thursday for alleged marijuana possession, police said.
According to New York State Police, cops arrested Stephen Katz, 59, a Republican who represents areas including Westchester, for possession of marijuana.
Katz was stopped for speeding, police said, after driving 80 miles per hour on I-87, 15 miles above the speed limit.
Officials said Katz was arrested in Coeymans, N.Y.
An officer noticed an odor of marijuana, according to state police, and subsequently found a small bag of marijuana.
Katz was released with a ticket to appear in court later this month.
“I am confident that once the facts are presented that this will quickly be put to rest,” Katz said in a statement, according to the New York Post.