Egyptian prosecution has referred judge Tarek Mohammed Zaky and two other defendants to the criminal court on Wednesday over the alleged possession of nearly 70 kilos of marijuana.
The judge is accused of the possession and smuggling of 69 kilograms of cannabis with the aid of his 19-year-old European female friend and his driver.
Earlier this month, security forces arrested the defendants at a Suez Canal tunnel with drugs valued at EGP 1.5 million, according to authorities.
Judicial sources told Al-Ahram that justice minister Hossam Abdel-Rahim accepted the resignation of the judge following the incident.
Cannabis has been illegal in Egypt since it signed the Geneva International Convention on Narcotic Control in 1925.