Even the famous have been caught with weed, from a few ounces, to pounds of it! They too have paid for their crime, with public humiliation, hefty fines, and sometimes jail time. Here are some of the most notorious celebrity marijuana arrests:
In 1970, 20-year-old Bill Murray was trying to smuggle 2 pounds of weed through the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. He might have succeeded had he not joked that he was carrying a bomb in his bag, with a ticket agent overhearing. He was arrested and put on 5 years probation.
The great 1999 bongos incident. All McConaughey wanted to do was smoke up and play the bongos naked in the sanctity of his own home. Apparently he got a little too passionate and played too loud, with neighbors calling police with a noise complaint. When police arrived, they arrested McConaughey on suspicion of drug possession. After 9 hours in the Austin county jail and $1,000 bail, he only got a $50 noise ordinance fine since no marijuana was found without a warrant.
In prime ‘The Simple Life’ days where paparazzi followed every move of Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton, the heiresses were known for partying and drugs. In 2006, Richie was pulled over after entering the highway into oncoming traffic. After failing a sobriety test, Richie admitted to smoking marijuana and taking a Vicodin. She was arrested for driving under the influence and infamously served 82 hours in L.A. county jail due to overcrowding.