Frank Ocean rounded out 2012 with a legal kerfuffle. The 25-year-old musician was reportedly cited for possession of marijuana on Monday, according to KRNV Reno's News 4.
The Mono County Sheriff's Department reportedly saw a black BMW racing northbound on U.S. 395 on the holiday and, with the help of California Highway Patrol, stopped the speeding vehicle. When approaching the car, the deputy reportedly smelled marijuana. The Sheriff's Department says when Ocean (whose real name is Christopher Breaux) was searched, they found a small bag of weed on him. He was cited for possession and released.
During the stop and search, the officer reportedly gave Ocean a verbal warning for speeding and also allegedly cited him for driving with a suspended license, according to the Associated Press (via ABC News). His license was then reportedly confiscated and another passenger in Ocean's car was permitted to drive the car from the scene.
The Associate Press reports that Ocean was also pulled over on Sunday and allegedly cited for speeding, making Monday's stop the second in two days.
While Ocean's rep has yet to comment on the citations, Ocean himself has taken to Twitter to deliver a message to his fans. "hi guys, i smoke pot. ok guys, bye," he wrote on Thursday. "hi guys, i drive a m3. that bitch fast..ok guys, bye. :)"
hi guys, i smoke pot. ok guys, bye.
— frank ocean (@frank_ocean) January 3, 2013
hi guys, i drive a m3. that bitch fast..ok guys, bye. :)
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