Barbara Boxer Aide Busted for Pot
He's caught trying to bring it into Senate office building
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2010 7:47 PM CDT
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer applauds after a debate with Republican Carly Fiorina last week.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, pool)

(Newser) – Oops. An economics adviser to Barbara Boxer got caught trying to sneak some pot into a DC Senate office building and promptly resigned. His arrest—he tried to "remove and conceal" the marijuana while going through security—comes just ahead of California's proposition to legalize the stuff. Boxer, incidentally, opposes that, as does rival Carly Fiorina, notes the San Francisco Chronicle.

Boxer's office terse statement: "Marcus Stanley is no longer with this office. He submitted his resignation and Senator Boxer accepted it because his actions yesterday were wrong and unacceptable." And in a weird footnote to the story, Politico notes that no fewer than a dozen people have been arrested for trying to sneak drugs into the Capitol complex in the past year and a half. Thank additional screening facilities for that.