Looks like the D.A. gave Wiz some REAL rolling papers!
Drug charges were dropped against a rapper who performed at East Carolina University because the charges were in error at the time of his arrest, the district attorney said Wednesday.
Rapper Cameron Jibril Thomaz, 22, who performs under the stage name Wiz Khalifa, was charged Nov. 8 with trafficking marijuana, maintaining a place for sale of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after his arrest outside Wright Auditorium.
ECU police seized a quantity of marijuana from his tour bus following the performance. Nine others also were booked into the jail on related charges. Marijuana use is a central theme of Thomaz’ performances.
District Attorney Clark Everett determined that the amount of marijuana seized on the bus did not exceed the 10-pound threshold for a trafficking charge.
The actual amount seized was about 58 grams, or slightly more than two ounces.
There were 10 people on Thomaz’ tour bus, Everett said, and he paid a substantial premium fee to a bail bondsman for covering a $300,000 bond for himself and his people so they could leave immediately.
All charges against the rapper and six others with him were dismissed when three of the men admitted the marijuana was theirs and pleaded guilty during an Aug. 11 hearing to misdemeanor possession, Everett said. Each of the three paid a $1,000 fine and court costs
You’d think that if the cops were gonna put on a show and arrest Wiz that they would at least get their procedures right. Score one for the Taylor Gang.