Almost everything about this story is completely unremarkable: a driver stopped for speeding on the Thruway just south of Albany (in Coeymans), the state trooper smells marijuana, pot is allegedly found. This happens all the time. The part that doesn't: the driver is a state Assemblyman -- Republican Stephen Katz represents the 94th district, which spans Dutchess and Putnam counties. Update: Katz has issued a statement in which he call it an "unfortunate incident" and talks about... mandate relief. [NYSP] [Gannett Albany] [State of Politics]
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