Prosecutor: Legislators bought marijuana from then-colleague

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s attorney general says a Republican former lawmaker charged with trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into a sexual encounter also smoked marijuana in the Statehouse and sold the drug to several other legislators. But the attorney general says there’s insufficient evidence to charge them with drug crimes.

Former state Rep. Kyle Tasker resigned in March after his arrest on three drug charges and a charge of trying to lure a minor for sex. He and his lawyer haven’t commented on the charges.

The attorney general said in a report released Friday three state representatives bought marijuana from Tasker and a fourth smoked it with him.

The three are Republicans; the fourth is a Democrat. They told investigators they believed Tasker was trying to help people who needed the drug for medicinal purposes.

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