Cody Kasch's drug possession charge will be dropped in a year – if he stays out of trouble

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated June 21, 2005 09:00 AM

Desperate Housewives teen star Cody Kasch will see his fifth-degree drug possession charge dismissed a year from now – if he stays out of trouble.

Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Evelyn Laporte ordered the 17-year-old to return to court on June 20, 2006, at which time his marijuana possession charges will be dismissed if he has not had any further arrests, the Associated Press reports.

Kasch, who plays troubled teen Zach Young on the ABC Sunday-night hit, was arrested May 17 for allegedly smoking a joint outside a bar on New York’s Lower East Side, police told the New York Post.

Kasch, who has a Queens, N.Y., address, was observed by plainclothes narcotics officials smoking on the corner of First Street and Second Avenue, charged with fifth-degree drug possession, given a ticket and released, reported the Post.

At the time of the arrest Kasch’s manager, Scott Bankston told The New York Times: “He was with a group of kids and one of them was smoking pot, or was about to smoke a joint, when an undercover police officer arrested all of them. He’s very upset about all this.”