RAPPER WARREN G WILL NOT BE CHARGED FOR MARIJUANA OFFENSE
California rapper Warren G, best known for his 1990’s hit single “Regulate”, was arrested Sunday after the vehicle he was a passenger in was stopped by police for running a red light in Hollywood, California. Police stopped the vehicle, driven by G’s friend Ryan Butler, at about 1:40 am, and upon searching the vehicle discovered a bag containing $1,236 and another containing 0.89 ounces of marijuana. The marijuana was found in the trunk. The car belonged to someone else.
Both men posted bail and were released Sunday morning. The Los Angeles District Attorney determined there was not enough evidence to charge Warren G or Butler with the crimes. The men claimed that the marijuana found in the trunk belonged to someone else who was not present at the time of the stop, and further, they did not know the drugs were there.
Drug offenses are a serious matter in Pennsylvania; certain offenses such as trafficking are considered felonies and carry mandatory minimum sentences. The Fourth Amendment of the United States’ Constitution affords individual rights pertaining to police search and seizure. Very often, an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney will have evidence found inadmissible due to an illegal police search, and will have charges against the defendant dropped or greatly reduced.