CBS Radio reporter and Burleith resident arrested in drug bust

Think only students got busted for marijuana in Georgetown?

Burleith resident Howard Arenstein, a CBS Radio News correspondent and Bob Dylan look-alike, and his wife Orly Azoulay, a Washington correspondent for Yedioth Ahronoth, were arrested on Saturday for possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

The couple, who live on the 3500 block of T Street, were growing the cannabis plants in their backyard. After Arenstein allegedly bragged about the plans, a neighbor filed a complaint with the Metropolitan Police Department’s vice unit. A search of the house unearthed 11 mature, eight-foot tall plants—which can each produce a pound of marijuana—as well as prepackaged, two-ounce bags inside the house.

According to CBS News, Arenstein has covered the 2000 presidential election, September 11th attacks, the War in Iraq, and the D.C. sniper shootings during his time as a news correspondent and CBS Radio Bureau Manager.

If convicted, Arenstein and Azoulay could face up to a year in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Photo: Juliana Brint

8 Comments on “CBS Radio reporter and Burleith resident arrested in drug bust

  1. This is an outrage! Those damned neighbors are turning our community into their own animal house!

  2. Georgetown students : petty noise violations :: Old Burleith farts : felonies

  3. At least it appears that one neighbor is an equal opportunity uppity busybody, and not just and anti-student uppity busybody.

  4. I don’t think it counts as “busybody” if the guy is actively bragging about being a drug dealer…

  5. except for the fact that said busybody is all in a huff about some plants happily growing in someone’s house. you know, the kind of plants that have never harmed anyone ever in human history, and are now in the process of becoming available as a prescribed medicine in the District. meanwhile, their liquor cabinet was left untouched, and we all know that alcohol is perfectly harmless.

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