Returning from a trip to Africa, Vic Mensa was stopped and searched at Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC on January 15. Customs and Border Patrol found the Chicago rapper in possession of LSD and psilocybin mushroom products.
Eleven celebs were arrested on drug charge so far this year: Fetty Wap, Chico DeBarge, Alex Caruso, Lil Baby, Yella Beezy, Jon Oliva, Nigel Bradham, Nines, NLE Choppa, Jesus Camargo-Corrales and Aryan Khan.
Several countries around the world have death penalties for illegal drug possession, including Singapore, where Omar Bamadhaj will soon be hung for smuggling two pounds of pot from Malaysia. Meanwhile, in the UAE, a British man is facing a 25-year sentence for possessing CBD oil.
Dallas rapper Yella Beezy went to jail on August 12 after he was arrested during a traffic stop. Police claim Beezy possessed illegal cough syrup; he says it was just hand sanitizer.
Peter Clark last smoked cannabis or hash in Las Vegas before he flew to Dubai on February 24. However, a medical emergency required him to be hospitalized, where he was drug tested. The test detected hash and Clark has since been detained by UAE authorities.
Prior to the Presidential election, tensions between the U.S. and Mexico were as high as the unfinished Trump border wall. At the center of the controversy: Mexican Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, who the DEA charged with being in cahoots with the H-2 drug cartel. Cienfuegos was apprehended, then returned to Mexico…
The most arrested man in New Jersey, Ed Forchion (a.k.a. NJ Weedman), was busted for pot possession on February 6, despite the fact cannabis ha been legalized in the Garden State.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer commuted Michael Thompson's sentence on December 22. He spent 23 years in jail for selling three pounds of marijuana to an informant. Thompson was released on January 28.
Marijuana grower Andrew Cox has been released from jail after serving 13 years, thanks to Last Prisoner Project. He received a life sentence in 2009.
"Gilligan's Island" co-star Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann and passed away on December 30, was arrested for marijuana possession in 2007.
Eight celebrities were arrested on marijuana or other drug charges in 2020. That's down from 21 last year and 66 in 2011.
Angels are looking down on Weldon Angelos and other marijuana prisoners who are being pardoned or having their sentences commuted during the 2020 holiday season.
During the final debate with President Trump on October 22, Joe Biden repeatedly called for rehab as an alternative to jail for "a pure drug offense." Does that include marijuana?
Arrested for marijuana in 2013, four years later Peter Tosh's youngest son Jawara McIntosh was beaten in a New Jersey jail, causing brain damage. He passed away on July 17 at the age of 40.
From 1997-2007, George Floyd was arrested four times for selling cocaine. He spent more than two years in Texas jails and prisons. Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police on May 25.
A total of 21 celebrities arrested for marijuana or other drugs in 2019, included two NFL players, four NCAA football players, an NBA player, an NCAA basketball player, a former MLB player, six musicians, three actors, the founder of Cirque de Soleil, a former Playboy playmate and a Greek tycoon.
The true story of what happened when NYPD arrested two brothers for shipping hemp from Vermont to Brooklyn, NY in November.
New York marijuana activist Todd Hinden was among the 26 people arrested for drug possession and selling nitrous balloons at Nassau Coliseum on November 5-6.
In 2018, there were 20 celebrities busted for marijuana or other illegal drugs, including seven current or former NFL players, Daz Dillnger, Lenny Dykstra, Artrie Lange and San Penn's son Hopper.
In 2017, there was a total of 23 celebrity drug arrests, including Melissa Etheridge, Todd Rundgren, Aaron Carter, Yvonne Elliman, Chief Keef, Shock G, Cassidy, Young Thug, Zach Randolph, Artie Lange and Rose McGowan. There were 20 such arrests in 2016.