US congressman's son arrested on drug charge

AP News
Posted: May 14, 2014 5:55 PM

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The son of Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Broun has been arrested on marijuana possession charges in Georgia.

Court officials in Athens say 23-year-old Paul Broun III is due in court June 16 on charges of marijuana possession and failure to obey a traffic control device.

A police incident report says Broun and another 23-year-old man were pulled over because their car was stopped beyond the stop line at an intersection Saturday. Police say they smelled marijuana, and the men denied having drugs. Police say they found marijuana in a console during a search. It's unclear if the younger Broun has an attorney, and he declined to comment on the charges Wednesday.

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Broun's father is currently locked in a heated race for the GOP nomination for an open U.S. Senate seat.