Washington - CBS Reporter, Wife Israeli Reporter Charged in Marijuana Case
Washington - A veteran CBS Radio News correspondent was arrested early Saturday on drug charges after police searched his Northwest Washington home and found marijuana plants growing in his yard, police said.
Officers arrested Howard Arenstein, 60, and his wife, Orly Katz, 57, at their home in the 3500 block of T Street and charged them with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, police said.
According to his biography on CBS News’s Web site, Arenstein’s wife, known professionally as Orly Azoulay, is a Washington correspondent for Yedioth Ahronoth, one of Israel’s most widely circulated newspapers.
Police executed a search warrant at the home Saturday after a tip from an area resident, police said. A police report said cannabis was recovered from the home; officers said they found 11 full-grown marijuana plants and six 2-ounce bags of marijuana. Authorities consider each plant to equal a pound of marijuana.
According to CBS News’s Web site, Arenstein has supervised coverage and reported on such major Washington stories as the disputed 2000 presidential election; the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; and the war in Iraq.
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