Dem Party Guy Cops Plea Gets Break — State Rep. Paul Costa is a party leader whether it be in the Democrat caucus in Harrisburg or in the parking lot before a Pittsburgh Steelers game.
Costa, who has represented the 34th District since 1999 and who had chaired the House Subcommittee on Licensing as a member of the House Committee of Liquor Control during the just-ended Democrat majority, pleaded guilty, Nov. 24, to disorderly conduct stemming from his Oct. 3 arrest for an incident in the parking lot of Clark Bar & Grill before the Steelers-Ravens game.
Costa was caught passing around a doobie.
In return for the guilty plea, misdemeanor drug charges were dismissed, a nice break since disorderly conduct is a no-record summary offense, whereas a record of a misdemeanor would create difficulties if he should want to do something such as, say, get a liquor license .
Costa paid a $50 fine plus $137 in court costs.
In fairness, minor marijuana arrests are more often than not handled this way in the state.
Costa is 50 years old.
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Solon Paul Costa,as a member of the booze committee in Harrisburg, should be familiar with happy weeds. I’d bet a doobie or stick of Mary Jane that he knows a thing or two about what is sold on parking lots before football games.