Albany (WSYR-TV) -- A marijuana possession charge against a New York lawmaker will be dismissed if he completes 20 hours of community service and stays out of trouble for the next six months, according to a report on TimesUnion.com
. Republican Assemblyman Steve Katz
from Mohegan Lake was caught with a small bag of marijuana during a traffic stop for allegedly driving 80 mph in a 65 mph zone on the State Thruway last month.
According to the Times Union report, Katz’ attorney finalized the deal during on Thursday.
The 59-year-old assemblyman was not in court, but pleaded guilty to improper parking, which according to the report is often used to resolve minor cases, and was ordered to pay a $75 fine.
Katz was not charged with driving under the influence.