An attorney appearing in court on behalf of a client was cited for possession of less than four ounces of marijuana after a bag of marijuana fell from his back pocket in the courtroom, state police said.
Vincent J. Fazzone, 46, was issued a citation Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Earlier in the day, Fazzone dropped a bag containing about two ounces of marijuana to the floor, police said.
Fazzone declined to comment Tuesday evening, but a paralegal from his office said the marijuana belonged to the son of one of his clients.
Holly McGregor said Fazzone met with a client before court Tuesday and the client was upset about her son's use of marijuana. McGregor said Fazzone took the marijuana and told the woman he'd return later in the day, after her son returned from school, to talk to him.
"He took it and the plan was when [her son] got out of school the attorney was going to talk to him [and say] look what your mom found in your room," McGregor said.
He then put the marijuana in his back pocket and headed to court, where another client had a court date, she said.
Fazzone, who she said does not use marijuana, forget about the bag of marijuana in his back pocket.
"When he got up with his client it fell out of his back pocket," McGregor said. "After he was done with the judge, the marshal said when you're done speaking with your client we need to talk to you."