Suge Knight Arrested For Weed
By Mack Rawden 2012-02-09 20:58:58
Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight was arrested and booked on several charges yesterday following a traffic stop. The forty-six year old was driving near the Vegas strip when he was pulled over for failing to signal during a lane change. The rap mogul complied with the authorities, but a check of his license turned up some outstanding traffic-related charges. A search of his vehicle exposed less than an ounce of marijuana, and he was taken into custody following the discovery.
According to Reuters, Knight posted less than three thousand dollars in bail not long after the incident and was released. Possessing less than an ounce of marijuana is only a misdemeanor in Nevada, but considering his history of arrests as well as the unsupervised probation heís currently on, itís unclear whether the charge will amount to more than just a slap on the wrist.
Knight first rose to national prominence in the early 1990s when he co-founded Death Row Records. The company released Dr. Dreís LP The Chronic, as well as Snoop Doggís Doggystyle and Tupacís All Eyez On Me, among others. By the lat 90s however, many of the labelís biggest artists had defected, and bankruptcy was eventually filed. For the past few years, Knight has attempted to restructure his image a bit and has started a new label, but its yet to achieve the same level of success.
Weíll keep you updated if anything major ends up resulting from the case.