2012 Celebrity Drug Busts from A-Z

Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple was arrested at the border checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, TX

Snoop Dogg and Fiona Apple were among the 39 celebrities arrested for marijuana or other drugs in 2012. Overall, celeb drug arrests were down 35%, from 66 in 2011 to 43 in 2012. The number of arrestees dropped from 63 to 39.

Athletes led the way with 20 arrests (47% of the total). Football players are by far the biggest sports stoners. Sixteen - including nine current NFL players - were arrested for pot possession in 2012. Six - including four SEC players (two from Georgia) - are from college football's ranks. 

The music industry came in second with 12 arrests, headed by rappers with six.

Celebs got busted for drugs primarily in Southern states, such as Florida (five), Georgia (four), Texas (four) and Alabama (three).

Just two of the bustees were women.

The racial breakdown was 28 black (73%) and 11 white.

Almost all of the arrests involved marijuana, with the exception of one arrest each for heroin, cocaine and codeine.


Mihai Apostol 12/13; Halifax, NS; marijuana trafficking

Fiona Apple 9/19; Sierra Blanca, TX; marijuana, hash

Ahmad Black 10/30; Tampa, FL; marijuana

Stephanie Bongiovi 9/14; Kirkland, NY; heroin, marijuana

Bruce Brennan (The Hippie Gourmet) 9/15; Grass Valley, CA; marijuana cultivation

• Nate Collins 2/13, Virginia, marijuana

• Johnny Culbreath 1/23; Orangeburg, SC; marijuana

• Curren$y (Shante Franklin) 4/24; Dallas, TX; marijuana

Christofer Drew 6/3; Joplin, MO; marijuana

Elijah Dukes 2/23; Tampa, FL; marijuana, paraphernalia

• Washaun Ealey 9/5; Jacksonville, AL; marijuana, paraphernalia

Nick Fairley 4/3; Mobile, AL; marijuana

• Paul Michael Glaser 5/11; Bowling Green, KY; marijuana

Conrad Hilton 7/27; Los Angeles, CA; postive marijuana test

• Donnie Hogan 6/14; Hayes Township, MI; medical marijuana

Leroy Hill 2/25; Atlanta, GA; marijuana

• DeAngelo (D-Roc) Holmes 6/1; Lawrenceville, GA; DUI, marijuana

• Dre Kirkpatrick 1/9; Bradenton, FL; marijuana

• Marion (Suge) Knight 5/2; Las Vegas, NV; marijuana

Brian Keith Jones 10/10; Sierra Blanca, TX, marijuana, heroin

Mikel Leshoure 2/18; Michigan, marijuana

Mikel Leshoure 3/12; Michigan, marijuana

• Lil Flip (Wesley Weston) 12/25; Mansfield, LA; marijuana, firearm

Tyrann Matthieu (Honey Badger) 10/25; Baton Rouge, LA; marijuana

• John Nix 11/16; Lucedale, MS; marijuana

• Frank Ocean (Christopher Breaux) 12/31; Toms Place, CA; marijuana

Greg Reid 7/10, Georgia, marijuana

• Wes Scantlin 1/12; Culver City, CA; cocaine

• Branden Smith 3/11, Alabama, marijuana

• Devon Smith 3/14; State College, PA; marijuana

• Snoop Dogg (Calvin Broadus) 1/7; Sierra Blanca, TX; marijuana, paraphernalia

• Snoop Dogg (Calvin Broadus) 6/28; Kjevic Airport, Norway; marijuana

Robin Thicke 2/17; New York, NY; marijiuana

Bryan Thomas 10/31; Randolph, Nj; marijuana, paraphernalia

J.T. Thomas 2/13; Morgantown, WV; marijuana

Matthew Underwood 4/27; Port St. Lucie, FL; marijuana

Matthew Underwood 11/7; Port St. Lucie, FL; probation violation

• Donald Washington 7/19; Effingham, IL; marijuana, DUI drugs

Sammy Watkins 5/4; Clemson, SC; marijuana, pills

Donte Williams 6/25; Atlanta, GA; marijuana

• Shawne Williams 12/13; Raleigh, TN; marijuana, codeine syrup

Wiz Khalifa (Cameron Thomaz) 4/21; Nashville, TN; marijuana

• Wiz Khalifa (Cameron Thomaz); 5/1; Winston-Salem, NC; marijuana

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.