Does this face look familiar to you? If you are into jailbreaking, hacking and other related stuff, it may. This is famed Playstation 3 and iPhone hacker George “Geohot” Hotz.
However this time, he is not in news for his hacking skills.
He is in news for possessing marijuana. Police arrested him for cannabis possession while he was driving to SXSW to deliver a speech on hacking.
Apparently, Geohot was passing through Siera Blanca, a small town in Hudspeth County, Texas. On his way, he was stopped at a “random” checkpoint. In actuality, Sierra Blanca is a notorious speed trap, and is especially hard on people with out-of-state plates, so Geohot was probably pulled over because of that.
Either way, when he was stopped, drug dogs became interested in his car. After a cursory look around, officers found a quarter ounce of pot in the glove compartment, and some chocolate truffles laced with less than an eighth of an ounce elsewhere in the car.
It is totally a misdemeanor, and after being arrested for a brief period, Geohot was released on $1,500 bail. Unfortunately, George missed his SXSW talk and his stash.