Wiz Khalifa Arrested On Drug Charges, 5 Rappers Arrested For Marijuana

on April 26 2012 4:40 PM
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Wiz Khalifa was arrested on April 23, in Nashville, TN.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police said officers were called to a where Khalifa was staying, because residents started complaining of a strong odor of marijuana, according to Eonline.

According to the arrest report obtained by E! News, police said the room reeked of marijuana and that they saw the 24-year-old throw his blunt out the window. When asked if there was any more marijuana in the room, both Khalifa and his friend, 27-year-old Lonnie Howard, said there wasn't, but police later found more marijuana on Howard.

Amber Rose's future husband and Howard eventually admitted to having marijuana on their person and were both cited on misdemeanor possession.

Khalifa and Howard have until May 14 to show up at the Davidson County courthouse for booking on the charges.

The Black and Yellow rapper was in town as part of Vanderbilt University's annual rites of Spring concert, in which he was the headliner.

While this isn't the first run-in with the police for the Pittsburgh based rapper, Khalifa was arrested in November of 2010 and 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, according to MTV News

Khalifa is not the only rapper to have been caught with illegal greenery

Here are 5 other rappers arrested for marijuana.