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Lawmaker’s Drug Case Continued

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The case of a Rhode Island state lawmaker charged with drug possession and DUI in Connecticut has been continued to next month.

No action was taken Thursday in New Haven Superior Court in the case of Rep. Robert Watson, an East Greenwich Republican. He’s due back in court Sept. 23.

Watson, who has pleaded not guilty, lost his job as Rhode Island’s House minority leader after his April arrest in East Haven.

Police say the 50-year-old Watson had marijuana and cocaine in his system when he was pulled over at a drunken driving checkpoint.

A laboratory test showed Watson’s blood-alcohol level was slightly below the state’s limit.

Watson said he had the marijuana to treat pain from pancreatitis, but didn’t smoke that day. He denied being drunk and using cocaine.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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