HURLEY, N.Y. (AP) – Rock folk legend Art Garfunkel will fight a marijuana possession charge he faces in upstate New York.

Garfunkel, part of the folk music duo Simon and Garfunkel, sent attorney Michael Federoff to appear in court on his behalf on Wednesday. The case was adjourned until Feb. 11, the Daily Freeman of Kingston reported.

Garfunkel, 62, of Manhattan, was charged with marijuana possession on Jan. 17 after state police stopped his limousine for speeding in Hurley, 55 miles southwest of Albany.

Police said a trooper smelled marijuana when he approached the limo and found 6 grams of marijuana in Garfunkel’s jacket pocket. Garfunkel faces up to a $100 fine, unless he has had a criminal conviction in the past three years. Authorities won’t say if he has a prior record.

Federoff declined to discuss the case. A call to Garfunkel’s New York City-based publicist, Fran Curtis, of the firm Rogers & Cowan, was not immediately returned Wednesday night.

Garfunkel recently completed a U.S. concert tour with Paul Simon, their first in 20 years. Simon and Garfunkel, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, produced a string of hits in the 1960s, including “The Sounds of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “Old Friends” and “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy).”



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