Aide to Sen. Boxer Busted for Trying to Get His Buzz On

September 9, 2010

(ChattahBox Political News)—-The broken U.S. Senate is not a happy place these days for staffers. The constant Republican filibusters, the toxic partisanship and being forced to listen to endless points of order by elderly windbags, causes lost of stress for aides to lawmakers. So, it’s perfectly understandable, that a senior aide to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) would need to fill his pockets with weed before entering the Hart Senate Office Building, right?

The senior aide in question, Marcus Stanley, an economic adviser taking home a six-figure salary, was busted by Capitol Police, when he was observed taking the pot from his pocket and trying to hide it. Perhaps poor Stanley forgot it was there? He should have kept his hippie jacket at home, maybe.

Politico has the story:

“Marcus Stanley, who served as a senior economic adviser and at one time worked on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee — chaired by Boxer — was stopped by a police officer Tuesday morning when he allegedly tried to “remove and conceal” a leafy green substance from his pocket during a security screening at the Constitution Avenue door of the Hart building around noon, according to a Capitol Police report.”

Stanley was arrested and soon resigned, when the green leaves in his pocket tested positive for marijuana.

Boxer’s office released a statement, condemning Stanley’s thwarted senatorial pot-smuggling attempt.

“Marcus Stanley is no longer with this office,” Boxer spokesman Zachary Coile told POLITICO. “He submitted his resignation, and Sen. Boxer accepted it because his actions yesterday were wrong and unacceptable.”

Stanley is now free to get his buzz on, far away from the buzz-killing Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

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