While official details have still yet to be released, here goes some actual footage of Wiz Khalifa getting arrested in Greenville, NC. It’s crazy to believe that dude’s popularity could grow any larger at the moment, but this is damn sure doing the trick. Just check Twitter, #freewiz is the number one trending topic worldwide. UPDATE: So it turns out Wiz was arrested on felony drug charges.
“They asked if he would cooperate with officers, and he agreed, and they went on his bus, and then he and nine members of his entourage were arrested on three charges related to marijuana possession,” Durham (a spokesperson for ECU) said. Police are alleged to have seized more than 60 grams of pot during the bust, or the equivalent of about 2 ounces.
On Tuesday morning (November 9), a spokesperson for the Pitt County Detention Center confirmed to MTV News that Khalifa (born Cameron Thomaz) was booked into the jail at around 1:30 a.m. He posted $300,000 bail and was released from detention at around 8 a.m. ET, along with one other unnamed member of his entourage. He was charged with a felony count of trafficking in marijuana, a felony count of maintaining a dwelling/vehicle/place for sale or storage of marijuana and one misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Keith Stroup, legal council at the marijuana legalization advocacy group NORML said it’s more than likely that Khalifa’s lawyers will make a plea agreement in which the rapper — who boasted in a recent interview about a $10,000-a-month weed habit and launched his own brand of rolling papers last month — will agree to possession of marijuana for personal use.
“You figure about one joint for each gram, so that’s 60 joints, and if you’re traveling on your tour bus you, don’t have your connection with you. If you were at home, you would not have that much on hand,” Stroup said, attempting to explain why Khalifa may have allegedly had that much marijuana on hand. “But unless they found scales or baggies or other evidence that someone bought [marijuana] from him, it will be a personal possession case.”