Assemblyman Steve Katz completed his community service at a facility for troubled youth in his district and has stayed out of trouble for six months, leading to his marijuana possession charge to be dropped, according to town of Coeymans court.
He did the community service in July at Green Chimneys, a sprawling facility in Brewster, Putnam County, for troubled youth, according to the Coeymans Town Court near Albany.
Katz reached a plea deal April 25 in the town court over the marijuana and speeding charges in March.
He was found to be driving 80 mph on the Thruway and had about a 1/8 of marijuana, police said. He appeared to be on his way to the Capitol, where he appeared soon after the traffic stop.
He was given a ticket for speeding and unlawful possession of marijuana; both are violations.
He had to stay out of troubled from April through October, the court said.
A spokesman confirmed yesterday that Katz is investing on a marijuana business.