CO terror suspect's lawyer faces marijuana charge

CO terror suspect's lawyer faces marijuana charge
Najibullah Zazi's attorney, Arthur Folsom, talks to the media outside of the federal courthouse in Denver on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, after a hearing for Zazi and his father Mohamad Zazi.
DENVER (AP) - The attorney for a Colorado man suspected of being involved in an alleged terror plot faces a marijuana possession charge in northern Colorado, but he says the drugs in question weren't his.

Court records show 37-year-old Arthur Folsom was cited in June in Larimer County with possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana, a petty offense that typically carries a fine of no more than $100 if convicted but no jail time.

Folsom spokeswoman Wendy Aiello says he was cited because he was the owner of the boat where the marijuana was found during a safety inspection. She says the marijuana did not belong to Folsom.

A pretrial conference in the marijuana case is scheduled for Oct. 13.

Folsom's client, 24-year-old Najibullah Zazi, faces charges of lying to the government in a matter involving terrorism. He has denied being involved in a terror plot.