Rapper Rick Ross charged with marijuana possession

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Posted: Mar 28, 2011 2:04 PM
Rapper Rick Ross charged with marijuana possession

Rapper Rick Ross has been arrested in Louisiana on a marijuana possession charge.

Police spokesman Bill Goodin said Monday that Ross, whose real name is William Roberts II, was issued a misdemeanor summons and released after Friday night's arrest.

Roberts, known for such albums as "Teflon Don" and "Deeper Than Rap," was arrested after police responded to a complaint about the smell of marijuana at the Hilton Hotel.

Upon checking, Goodin said police confiscated 1 gram of what investigators believed to be marijuana.

An official with the rapper's record label did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.