The Star (St. Lucia) - - INTERNATIONAL - By David Moye The Huff­in­g­ton Post

Ade­fense lawyer who left a bag­gie con­tain­ing two ounces of mar­i­juana on a court­room bench has agreed to pay a $150 fine to re­solve the in­frac­tion.

Vin­cent J. Faz­zone, 46, was in a court­room in New Lon­don, Con­necti­cut, Tues­day morn­ing when the pot al­legedly fell out of his back pocket in front of the mar­shals, his para­le­gal Holly McGre­gor told the Hart­ford Courant.

“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.”

The bag­gie al­legedly con­tained two ounces of a green, leafy plant-like sub­stance that was sus­pected to be mar­i­juana, ac­cord­ing to the Nor­wich Bul­letin.

McGre­gor said her boss doesn’t smoke pot and that he re­ceived the weed from a client, who al­legedly took it from her child, and asked Faz­zone to con­front the kid later in the day about the dan­gers of drugs, re­ports.

“He put it in his pocket and for­got about it, and he dropped it out when he stood up,” McGre­gor said. “He didn’t know un­til he left and some­body in the court­room said some­thing to him.”

Faz­zone was tick­eted for pos­ses­sion and has agreed to pay a $150 fine. He wants to put the mat­ter be­hind him, ac­cord­ing to As­so­ci­ated Press.

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