Celebrities Busted For Marijuana

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Wiz Khalifa
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say rapper Wiz Khalifa has been arrested in West Texas for marijuana possession.<br /><br /> The performer from Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, was stopped at an inspection checkpoint at the El Paso airport. A statement from El Paso police says because Khalifa traveled without identification, a search was ordered and Transportation Security Administration agents found a canister with marijuana. TSA alerted police, who then arrested Khalifa.<br /><br /> He was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and was released after posting $300 bail. Court records do not list an attorney. A message left at Khalifa's agency was not immediately returned.<br /><br /> Khalifa posted a photo on Twitter inside of what appeared to be a holding cell. Khalifa was born Cameron Thomaz in Minot, North Dakota. He was a headliner at an El Paso music festival Saturday.<br /><br /> <p style="text-align:justify;"><i>© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</i></p><br /><br />
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Amanda Bynes
NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) - It happened at an apartment building on West 47th Street at about 7:40 p.m. Thursday, May 23rd.<br /><br />Police say a building official called police to complain that Bynes was smoking marijuana and rolling a joint in the building's lobby. TMZ reports that the building official said Bynes was talking to herself. The site also has video of the arrest.Police say actress Amanda Bynes has been arrested in midtown Manhattan after she heaved a marijuana bong out of a window.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57586028/amanda-bynes-arrested-on-bong-related-counts/" target="blank_"><strong>[ READ MORE: Amanda Bynes Arrested On Bong-Related Counts ]</strong></a><br /><br />
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SPECIAL NOTE: Tommy Chong
Oddly enough, the duo most notorious and synonymous with marijuana, Cheech & Chong has never been arrested nor convicted of pot use. However in 2003, Tommy Chong was charged and sentenced for his part in financing and promoting 'Chong Glass/Nice Dreams'. A company started by his son, Paris that sold drug paraphernalia. Chong agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute drug paraphernalia in exchange to non-prosecution of his family members. As a result Tommy Chong was fined and sentenced to 9 months in federal prison. All was chronicled in the documentary "a/k/a Tommy Chong".
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Tupac Shakur (2-Pac)
The rapper got a lot of arrests under his belt in his short life, mostly for violence. His longest jail term was because of sexual abuse charges against him. While in jail, he was caught with marijuana and confined for 23 hours a day as punishment. He only stayed in jail for 11 months of his 1.5-4.5 year sentence and is the only artist to ever have an album at number one on the Billboard 200 while serving a prison sentence.
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John Lennon
In 1968, John Lennon and Yoko Ono were arrested at their London home and charged with drug possession. Police read the warrant through Lennon's bedroom window as he was attempting to get rid of evidence, and then broke down the front door. Drug-sniffing dogs reportedly found hashish, a cigarette-rolling machine containing traces of marijuana and a small amount of morphine. Lennon pleaded guilty and was fined 150 pounds.
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George Harrison
On March 12, 1969, officers raided the London home of Harrison and Patti Boyd, and arrested them for marijuana possession. The arrest forced them to miss the wedding of Paul and Linda McCartney, which took place the same day. Both pleaded guilty and were fined 250 pounds each. The raid was conducted by Sgt. Norman Pilcher, who also busted John Lennon on drug charges the year before.
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Randy Moss
In 2002, at a traffic stop, a small amount of marijuana was found and he bumped the officer with his car knocking her over. Not exactly sure what he was trying to accomplish there. He pled guilty and had to pay a $1,200 fine and perform 40 hours of community service.
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Carlos Santana
In 1991, the Grammy award winning guitar player was arrested at Houston Airport for transporting 5 grams of marijuana from Mexico.
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Grace Slick
Grace Slick has publicly acknowledged her alcoholism, discussed her rehabilitation experiences, and commented on her use of LSD, marijuana and other substances in her autobiography, in various interviews, and in several celebrity addiction and recovery books, including The Courage to Change by Dennis Wholey and The Harder They Fall by Gary Stromberg and Jane Merrill.
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Dawn Wells
The "Gilligan's Island" actress was arrested in October 2007 after she was pulled over for driving erratically and was caught with marijuana in her car. She later denied the marijuana was hers and was not convicted on marijuana posession. She did plead guilty to one count of reckless driving and was sentenced to five days in jail, fined $410.50 and placed on six months probation.
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Orlando Cepeda
In 1975, after retirement, Cepeda was arrested while picking up a marijuana shipment in San Juan airport. Ouch. If it’s labeled as a “shipment,” it couldn’t have been a few ounces. He was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment but served 10 months. He was on probation the rest of the time and was cool until 2007 when he was arrested for having a “usable amount” of marijuana.
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Timothy Leary
Leary was convicted of possession in 1965 and sentenced to 30 years in jail, given a $30,000 fine and ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment.
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Jerry Garcia
The Grateful Dead singer was raided/busted many times during the 60s, 70s and 80s and finally went to rehab after the band staged an intervention in the mid 80s. The band and crew members were arrested multiple times for drug possession over the years.
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Haley Joel Osment
In 2006, Osment lost control of his car and collided with a brick pillar. Police charged the actor with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. He pleaded no contest and was placed on three years probation, ordered to pay $1,500 in fines and to spend 60 hours in an alcohol rehabilitation and education program and attend at least 26 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in a six-month period.
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Amy Winehouse
The singer is known for her troubled history with drugs and alcohol, and among that history is her October 2007 arrest in Norway for possession of seven grams of marijuana. She and then-husband Blake Fielder-Civil were released and fined 3850 kroner. Winehouse tried to appeal the fines, claiming the police made mistakes, but she later dropped the claim.
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Chuck Berry
In 1990, police raided Berry's home and found 62 grams of marijuana. The legendary guitarist pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of marijuana possession, and was given a six-month suspended jail sentence, placed on two years unsupervised probation and ordered to donate $5,000 to a local hospital.
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Lil' Kim
Before her turn on "Dancing with the Stars," Lil' Kim - also known as Kimberly Jones - was arrested in 1996 for marijuana possession after police raided the New Jersey home of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. and found weapons and pot.
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Mischa Barton
Barton was pulled over in West Hollywood, Calif., in 2007 after police saw her driving erratically. She was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without a license, possessing a controlled substance and possessing marijuana. The actress pleaded no contest to misdemeanor driving under the influence and driving without a license and was given three years probation.
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David Bowie
In March 1976, Bowie wascharged with felony pot possession in Rochester, N.Y., along with Iggy Pop and two others, following a Saturday night concert. All four pleaded not guilty and charges were eventually dropped.
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Louis Armstrong
Armstrong was arrested in 1930, along with drummer Vic Berton, outside the Cotton Club in Culver City, Calif. Allegedly, according to Berton's brother Ralph, Berton and the famous jazz musician spent the night "laughing it up" in a cell, where they were kept overnight after the arrest, because "they were still high." A judge gave them each six-month jail sentences (which were later suspended) and a $1,000 fine.
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Woody Harrelson
On June 1, 1996, Harrelson was arrested and charged with marijuana possession in Kentucky after he planted four hemp seeds to symbolically challenge the state law, which did not distinguish between marijuana and hemp, which has industrial uses. A jury later dismissed the charge.
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Macauley Culkin
Culkin was the passenger in a car pulled over for speeding in Oklahoma City in 2004, and when police searched the car and found marijuana, Xanax and clonazepam, he was charged with posession of marijuana and posession of a controlled substance without a prescription. He was given a one-year deferred sentence on each charge and had to pay a $540 fine.
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Bo Bice
Bo Bice
When Bice found national fame on "American Idol," drug charges from his past came into the spotlight as well. In 2001 he was arrested for possession of cocaine, and in 2003 he was busted again for posession of marijuana, public intoxication and posession of drug paraphernalia. The drug charges were later dropped and Bice pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges.
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Whitney Houston
In 2000, Whitney Houston was detained at an airport in Hawaii after authorities searched her handbag and found 15.2 grams of marijuana. Security reportedly tried to hold the singer, but she walked away and got on her flight to San Francisco, which left before police could arrive. She later pleaded no contest and the marijuana possession charge was dropped.
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Nicole Richie
On December 11, 2006, Richie was arrested for a DUI and admitted to using marijuana and vicodin addiction. She was sentenced to 4 days in jail, but served 82 minutes of the sentence.
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Sir Paul McCartney
In 1980, while on tour with the band Wings, McCartney was detained at Tokyo's Narita Airport after customs officials found half a pound of marijuana in his luggage. He spent 10 nights in jail before being released and deported. He later admitted, according to the BBC, that "it was the daftest thing I've done in my entire life."
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Eric Clapton
In 1968, Clapton was arrested in Los Angeles, along with three members of the band Buffalo Springfield - Neil Young, Jim Messina, and Richie Furay - on suspicion of marijuana use. The latter three were later found guilty and fined, but Clapton beat the charges.
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Rick Ross
Rapper Rick Ross has been arrested in Louisiana on a marijuana possession charge. Police spokesman Bill Goodin said Monday that Ross, whose real name is William Roberts II, was issued a misdemeanor summons and released after Friday night's arrest. Roberts, known for such albums as "Teflon Don" and "Deeper Than Rap," was arrested after police responded to a complaint about the smell of marijuana at the Hilton Hotel. Upon checking, Goodin said police confiscated 1 gram of what investigators believed to be marijuana. An official with the rapper's record label did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
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Bill Murray
Before Murray became a comedy star on "Saturday Night Live," he was taking pre-med courses at Regis College in Denver - that is, until he was expelled after he was arrested in 1970 for attempting to smuggle nearly nine pounds of marijuana through O'Hare Airport in Chicago. In 2007, the college later awarded him an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.
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Chace Crawford
"Gossip Girl" actor Chace Crawford was arrested on charages of possession of marijuana in Plano, Texas, the town where he grew up. Police arrested the young actor in a pub parking lot just after midnight this morning in Plano. He was charged with possession of under 2 ounces of marijuana. police arrested the young actor in a pub parking lot just after midnight this morning in Plano. He was charged with possession of under 2 ounces of marijuana. According to published reports, the 24-year-old actor was in a car with a friend when he was arrested and he had one unlit joint in possession. Crawford has posted bond and is out of jail, Reuters says. He faces a maximum penalty, if convicted, of 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.
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Bob Marley
In the spring of 1977, while living in London, Marley was arrested and fined by British police for marijuana possession.
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Tim Lincecum
We all know drugs play a dark part in Major League Baseball. Some of the game’s best players of the last 20 years have been exposed as users of performance-enhancing drugs. Well, a few years ago San Francisco Giants’ ace Tim Lincecum got caught with a drug, just not the performance-enhancing kind (depending on how you look at it). The Cy Young winner, who bares an eerie resemblance to Mitch Kramer from Dazed and Confused, was handed a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge during the off-season. Just a guess that weed doesn’t help Lincecum throw that wicked curve (unless he’s toked up and playing MLB 2k11 on his Xbox).
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Snoop Dogg
In 1998, Snoop Dogg and another rapper, Delmar Arnaud, were given citations for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana following a concert in Los Angeles. In 2001, he was nabbed again when Cleveland police searched his tour bus and found 200 grams of the drug. He pleaded no contest to possession of marijuana the next year and was fined $250.
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Soulja Boy
Authorities say hip-hop star Soulja Boy faces a drug charge after police stopped his rental car in the west Georgia town of Temple on Interstate 20.<br /><br />Temple Police Chief Tim Shaw told The Associated Press that police stopped the rented Cadillac Escalade early morning, October 18th because a light wasn't working. He said officers found marijuana inside.<br /><br />DeAndre Cortez Way, best known as rapper "Soulja Boy," was booked into the Carroll County Jail on charges of marijuana and firearms possession. He was subsequently released on $10,000 bond.<br /><br />Shaw said that based on what he knows of the arrest, all five occupants of the car were very cordial.<br /><br />Carroll County officials say Way was represented by attorney Kip Jones, who had no comment when contacted.
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Willie Nelson
Despite their fame (or even because of it), stars are just as susceptible to run-ins with the law as the average Joe, and more than a few have been picked up on marijuana charges. Some, like Willie Nelson (a longtime pot advocate who was issued a citation in 2006 for possession of marijuana and narcotic mushrooms), won't surprise you. But some of the other star-studded cases just might.
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