Once Again, Rick Ross Arrested for Marijuana Possession

By McCarton Ackerman 06/12/15

The rap artist was pulled over in Fayette County, Georgia.

Rick Ross

Rick Ross has found himself in hot water once again. The rapper was booked into a Georgia jail this past Wednesday on charges of marijuana possession.

Ross, aka William Leonard Roberts II, was pulled over in Fayette County for an alleged window tint violation, but the officer eventually found five joints in the vehicle. He was processed on the drug misdemeanor and traffic violation before being released after posting $2,400 bond.

This isn’t Ross' first drug-related run-in with the law. He has been busted for marijuana possession on numerous occasions across the country, including Miami in 2008 and Louisiana in 2011. He was arrested last year in North Carolina for failing to appear in court on the marijuana charge in Louisiana, but was released from a Greensboro jail after posting $1,000 bail.

In April 2013, Ross was dropped from his multi-million dollar shoe deal with Reebok over his rap about using Molly to date rape a woman. His verse on the track by Atlanta rapper Rocko called “U.O.E.N.O.” included the lyrics, "Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it / I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain't even know it."

Several artists, politicians and women’s groups condemned the lyrics and only got more angry after Ross released a series of non-apologies on Twitter.

"I don't condone rape. Apologies for the #lyric interpreted as rape. #BOSS," he tweeted before later writing, “"Apologies to my many business partners, who would never promote violence against women. @ReebokClassics @ultraviolet." Rocko eventually dropped the lyrics in question and said they would not be performed at live concerts.

In June 2010, reformed drug kingpin “Freeway” Ricky Ross filed a $10 million copyright infringement lawsuit against the rapper for using his name and threatened to block the release of his album, Teflon Don. The lawsuit was thrown out of court by a judge just two weeks later.

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.