Thursday, September 8, 2011
News: Wiz Khalifa Cleared Of Felony Drug Charges
Wiz Khalifa's felony marijuana charges have been dropped.
North Carolina District Attorney Clark Everett dropped a felony drug trafficking count against the rapper, who was arrested on November 8 following a show on the campus of East Carolina University after police found marijuana on his tour bus.
But according to Everett, the trafficking charge was in error, because the amount of marijuana seized on the bus slightly more than 2 ounces, it did not exceed the 10-pound threshold required to make the count stick.
In the days following his arrest, Keith Stroup, legal counsel for the marijuana advocacy group NORML, predicted to MTV News that it was likely Khalifa's attorney would arrange for such a plea deal, in which the rapper, or one of the other men arrested, would agree to possession of marijuana for personal use.