Rick Ross arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession

Los Angeles: American rapper Rick Ross has reportedly been arrested in Georgia for possession of marijuana in his car. Fayette County Sherriff’s Office spokesman J Allen Stevens said that Ross, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts, had been processed and placed in the county jail, reported Billboard. Stevens said that an officer stopped Ross and a passenger in his Bentley because the windows were tinted too darkly and infringed regulations. The officer then “identified marijuana in his vehicle” because of the smell and arrested them, Ross having given consent for a deputy to search the car, Sherriff Barry H Babb later told CNN.

The Sherriff’s Office also said that Ross had been “very co-operative” throughout the process and did not appear to be under the influence. He has been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and a traffic violation. Because of the minor nature of the incident, Ross may make bail easily. Ross, 39, was previously arrested in June 2014 in North Carolina, having failed to attend a court hearing related to a previous misdemeanor for marijuana possession dating back to 2011.

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