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U.S. Capitol Police Arrest Eight for Possession of Marijuana

April 20, 2017
Press Release

UPDATE - 6 p.m.

At approximately 4 p.m., USCP officers arrested one adult male who was charged with 21 USC 844(a) (possession).   


WASHINGTON, DC -- At approximately 12:18 p.m. today, United States Capitol Police (USCP) officers began arresting several individuals after witnessing them distributing marijuana in public view to passersby at First and Constitution Avenue, NE.  

Under federal law, it is unlawful to possess marijuana.  As of 2:30 p.m., one adult male and two adult female arrestees were charged with 21 USC 841(a) (possession with intent to distribute).  Four adult females were charged with 21 USC 844(a) (possession).  They were taken to USCP Headquarters for processing.