Fla. marijuana charge dropped for Faustino

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Prosecutors have dropped a drug charge against David Faustino, best known for playing Bud Bundy on the TV series "Married With Children."

Faustino was charged in May 2007 with misdemeanor marijuana possession after he was arrested during an argument with his estranged wife. A disorderly intoxication charge was dismissed later that month, and Faustino agreed to complete a drug treatment program.

"He successfully completed the deferred prosecution agreement, which included a drug treatment program," said Linda Pruitt, spokeswoman for the State Attorney's Office.

Faustino, 33, completed the treatment program in California, where he lives.

"He received no special treatment from the State Attorney's Office," Faustino's Daytona Beach defense attorney, Mike Rodriguez, said Wednesday. "He did what was asked of him, and he fulfilled all of his conditions."

Police spotted Faustino trying to climb out a car window before continuing to argue with his wife in the street while their car was stopped at an intersection. Faustino's breath smelled of alcohol, and he had a plastic bag containing a gram of marijuana in his pocket, police said.

The couple divorced in December.

"Married With Children" ran on the Fox network from 1987 to 1997.



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