Verity Firth's husband charged with drug possession
January 29, 2011 - 5:00PM
NSW Education Minister Verity Firth has revealed her husband has been charged with drug possession.
Matthew Chesher has resigned from his job as chief of staff to NSW Roads Minister David Borger. It is believed he was allegedly found in possession of one ecstasy tablet.
"Last night my husband, Matthew Chesher, was arrested by the Pyrmont police and charged with minor drug possession," Ms Firth said in a statement today.
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"My husband has admitted to making a very big mistake.
"He co-operated fully with the police, was charged and was released."
This morning he resigned his employment with immediate effect, she said.
"I am angry, hurt and very disappointed," she said.