State Assemblyman Who Voted Against Medical Marijuana Busted On Pot Charge

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Cops said Steve Katz, conservative Republican from the Hudson Valley, was found with pot during a traffic stop on his way to Albany

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Cops said Steve Katz, conservative Republican from the Hudson Valley, was found with pot during a traffic stop on his way to Albany

An outspoken state assemblyman who serves on the chamber's Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee — and voted against medical marijuana — has been busted for possessing pot, state police said Friday.

Assemblyman Steve Katz, 59, a conservative Republican from the Hudson Valley, was pulled over on the state Thruway for going 80 miles an hour  in a 65 mph zone when a trooper detected a “slight odor” of marijuana, state police spokesman Sgt. Don Baker said.

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