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Senate aide arrested on drug charge

An aide to Sen. Barbara Boxer has been arrested on charges that he brought marijuana into a Senate office building.

Boxer's office said Wednesday that Marcus Stanley, 43, has resigned as an economics adviser.

A summary report provided by the U.S. Capitol Police says that an officer saw a man enter a Senate building on Tuesday and remove from his pocket a green, leafy substance that later tested positive for the chemical compound in marijuana. Capitol Police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider confirmed that Stanley was arrested.

A spokesman for Boxer (D-Calif.) said she accepted Stanley's resignation because his actions, in the spokesman's words, "were wrong and unacceptable."

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  | September 9, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
Categories:  Narcotics, Offbeat, The District  
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just legalise it already.

so we are gonna waste money and judicial resources to prosecute a 43 yr old economic's advisor for a small quantity of marijuana for personal use?

our jails are over flowing and violent criminals walk free out on the streets.

it's past time to end this foolish drug war and use our limited judicial resources to go after violent criminals.

Posted by: MarilynManson | September 9, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

Sen. Boxer is from California.
And weed is legal in California.
And the aide worked in her office.
And a Senators office is an extension of their state.
So technically her aide did nothing wrong.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | September 9, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

To MarilynManson & Jimof1913: Would you think any other way if Marcus Stanley were caught on the street with an illagel substance on his person. Drugs are drugs weather you are caught on Capitol Hill or Conn. Ave. GET REAL PEOPLE...............

Posted by: harlemnights | September 9, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Take a toke and hold the smoke.

He didn't even get the chance to inhale.

Posted by: gmuhokie2009 | September 10, 2010 5:46 AM | Report abuse

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