WASHINGTON – CBS Radio News correspondent Howard Arenstein has been arrested on marijuana charges in Washington.
D.C. police spokesman Lt. Nicholas Breul said Arenstein and his wife were arrested early Saturday and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Breul says vice units had received a complaint of marijuana growing in the couple's backyard. Police then obtained a search warrant for the home in northwest D.C.
Breul says officers found large, mature cannabis plants, standing more than 8 feet high. In addition, they found packaged marijuana inside the home.
According to the CBS News website, Arenstein serves as radio bureau manager for CBS News, Washington.
A CBS News spokeswoman declined to comment.