U.S. Authorities Arrest Israeli Journalist on Drug Charges

Washington D.C. police arrest Orly Azoulay, U.S. reporter for the Yedioth Ahronoth daily, along with husband, senior CBS reporter Howard Arenstein.

CBS Radio News correspondent Howard Arenstein was arrested on marijuana charges in Washington D.C. Saturday along with his wife, Yedioth Ahronoth U.S. correspondent Orly Azoulay.

Washington D.C. police AP

D.C. police spokesman Lt. Nicholas Breul said Arenstein and Katz were arrested early Saturday and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Breul says vice units had received a complaint of marijuana growing in the couple's backyard. Police then obtained a search warrant for the home in northwest D.C.

Breul says officers found large, mature cannabis plants, standing more than 8 feet high. In addition, they found packaged marijuana inside the home.

According to the CBS News website, Arenstein serves as radio bureau manager for CBS News, Washington.

A CBS News spokeswoman declined to comment.