CBS News Reporter Howard Arenstein Busted For Growing Pot At His DC House

Award-winning CBS Radio News Correspondent and Radio Bureau Manager Howard Arenstein was arrested in D.C. Saturday, has learned. He was busted along with his wife, newspaper reporter Orly Azoulay, for possession of pot with intent to distribute.

PHOTOS: Celebrity Mugshots

The couple was found to have 11 marijuana plants, averaging 8 ft. tall each, growing in the backyard of their home in Washington’s posh Georgetown neighborhood. Each plant could produce a pound of pot, cops estimate.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Lindsay Lohan’s Last Moments Of Freedom Before Rehab

The news comes as a shock to the couple’s friends. Arenstein is a respected newsman who covered major events like the September 11 terrorist attacks and the DC sniper. He has twice been awarded the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award. His wife is a correspondent for one of the largest newspapers in Israel.

PHOTOS: Sexy Stars Who’ve Been Arrested

Drug paraphernalia was also found inside the home, the Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed. An anonymous tip led the cops to the bust.

Related Stories:

Paris Hilton To Begin Court-Ordered Community Service

Lindsay Lohan Will Ask Judge To Let Her Stay In Rehab

Drug-Sniffing Dog Leads To Comic’s Airport Arrest


blog comments powered by Disqus