Rapper Rick Ross charged with marijuana possession

March 28, 2011 10:04:55 AM PDT
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.