SoHo Fire Leads to Discovery of 10 Lbs. Of Weed, Arrest of Rolling Stone Photographer

NY Daily News - August 06, 2011

by Erik Badia and John Doyle DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

A Rolling Stone photographer got burned Friday morning when fire marshals stumbled on her 10-pound stash of weed while investigating a fire in her SoHo apartment building, police said.

Snapper Jennifer Tzar, 44, who has shot the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Snoop Dogg and Hank Williams 3rd for Spin and Rolling Stone, was charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

FDNY fire marshals happened on the 10-pound surprise while searching for the cause of the three-alarm blaze at Tzar's building on Thompson St. near Spring St. The dope was stuffed into 13 plastic bags and one jar inside the apartment, police said. Tzar, 44, was arrested at the scene, said police.

The blaze left six families homeless. Ten firefighters suffered minor injuries, and a woman who lives in the building was hospitalized, said fire officials. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.