Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's son has drug charge dropped

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Fairfax County prosecutors dismissed marijuana charges against the 20-year-old son of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, according to court officials.

Charles Ziller Hagel was arrested June 19, 2012, and issued a summons on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana, according to court officials. Hagel was found with less than a gram of marijuana residue in his vehicle in the parking lot of the Spring Hill Recreation Center, according to court papers.

The charges were dismissed after Charles Hagel performed 100 hours of community service as part of a first offender program, said Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh.

According to The Washington Free Beacon, which first reported the arrest, the defense secretary attended the hearing for his son Wednesday morning before Judge Thomas E. Gallahue in Fairfax County District Court.

When approached by a reporter after the hearing, Hagel told a reporter that he had no comment.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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