US journalists found growing marijuana

The 2 were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute it.

Last Updated: Oct 04, 2010, 09:22 AM IST

Washington: Two American journalists have been arrested after police found 11 marijuana plants growing in their yard, a media report said.

CBS Radio News correspondent Howard Arenstein, 60, and his wife Orly Katz alias Orly Azoulay, 57, a Washington correspondent for Israel`s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, were charged with possession of marijuana with an intent to distribute it, Fox News reported on Sunday citing The Washington Post.

Police went to their home after a tip-off from a resident and found the full-grown marijuana plants and six bags of marijuana, each weighing around two ounces.
Arenstein has served as a radio news correspondent for CBS News, Washington and also supervised coverage and reported on major stories as the 2000 Presidential Election, the war in Iraq and the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre.

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