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2014 Celebrity Drug Busts from A-Z

A total of 43 celebrities were arrested for marijuana or other drugs in 2014. Celebs include musicians, actors, athletes, activists, politicians and childrend if famous people.

That's down from 48 last year, a decline of 9%.

The best-known bustees were rappers Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross and Trick Daddy, and Willie Nelson's daughter, Paula. Seven out of 10 arrested were athletes.

Willie Nelson’s daughter, Paula

Musicians (6)

Kwaw Kese (Emmanuel Botchwey) 1/22; Kumasi, Ghana; marijuana possession

• Lil Za (Xavier Smith) 1/14; Calabasas, CA; cocaine possession

• Paula Nelson 4/20; Menard, TX; marijuana possession; charged dismissed

• Rick Ross 6/27; Greensboro, NC; warrant for 2013 marijuana arrest

• Phil Rudd 11/7; Tauranga, NZ; marijuana and meth possession

• Trick Daddy (Maurice Young) 4/3; Miramar, FL; cocaine and gun possession

Rapper Wiz Khalifa’s

• Wiz Khalifa (Cameron Thomaz) 5/25; El Paso, TX; marijuana possession

Tampa Bay Bucaneers’ Akeem Spence

NFL (6)

Le’Veon Bell 8/20; Ross Township, PA; marijuana possession*

LeGarrette Blunt 8/20; Ross Township, PA; marijuana* possession

Bashaud Breeland 8/11; Richmond, VA; marijuana possession

Marcell Dareus 5/5; Heflin, AL; possession of a controlled substance (synthetic marijuana) and paraphernalia

Akeem Spence 1/14; Flomaton, AL; marijuana possession; charge dismissed

Deonte Thompson 2/21; Gainesville, FL; marijuana and paraphernalia possession; charges dismissed

Former NFL (1)

Donald Reche Caldwell 8/3; Tampa, FL; marijuana possession

MLB (1)

Oakland A’s Geovany Soto

Geovany Soto 7/9; Grapevine, TX; marijuana possession

College football (16)

LaDarius Brown 2/16; Fort Worth, TX; marijuana possession

Dorial Green-Beckham 1/10; Springfield, MO; felony drug distribution (marijuana)

Brandon Carter 4/22; Fort Worth, TX; marijuana possession; charge dismissed

Sammie Epps 8/15; Oxford, MS; marijuana possession

Jerry "Boo Boo" Gates 5/4; Bowling Green, OH; marijuana trafficking

Isaiah Golden 2/22; Bryan, TX; marijuana possession

Dee Hart 2/16; Tuscaloosa, AL; marijuana possession

Jason Hatcher 5/26; Louisville, KY; marijuana possession; dismissed**

• Nick Marshalll 7/11; Rynolds, GA; marijuana possession

Jonathan Mincy 6/27; Dothan, AL; marijuana possession

Aarion Penton 3/15; Columbia, MO; marijuana possession***

James Quick 5/26; Louisville, KY; marijuana possession, paraphernalia**

Shawn Rupert 3/15; Columbia, MO; marijuana possession***

Jalen Tabor 5/27; Gainesville, FL; marijuana possession

Altee Tenpenny 3/24; Little Rock, AR; marijuana possession

Jariah Tolbert 6/12; Lincoln, NE; marijuana possession

College basketball (3)

Wes Clark 3/15; Columbia, MO; marijuana possession***

Brandon Morris 7/13; Anderson, GA; marijuana possession with intent to distribute

Shane Rector 3/15; Columbia, MO; marijuana possession*

Actors (2)

Jaycee Chan 8/14; Beijing, China; marijuana possession****

Kai Ko 8/14; Beijing, China; marijuana possession****

Activists (4)

Russ Belville 4/17; Snowville, UT; marijuana and paraphernalia possession; dismissed

Jason Draizin 8/22; Great Neck, NY; felony drug possession (marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy)*****

Joy Graves 6/17; Seneca, OR; marijuana cultivation

John Nicolazzo 8/22; Great Neck, NY; felony drug possession (marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy)*****

Misc. (3)

Peter Brant Jr. 9/30; Brooklyn, NY; marijuana possession citation

Paul Broun III 5/10; Athens, GA; marijuana possession

Kevin McEnroe 7/15; New York, NY; cocaine possession

* arrested together
** arrested together
*** arrested together
**** arrested together
*****arrested together

Breakdowns

College football: 16
NFL: 8
Musicians: 7 
Activists: 4
College basketball: 3
Misc : 2
Actors: 3

Marijuana: 36
Cocaine: 6 
Paraphernalia: 3
Ecstasy: 1
Meth: 1
Synthetic marijuana: 1
Firearm: 1

Male: 41
Female: 2

Texas: 6
Missouri: 5
Alabama: 4
Florida: 4
New York: 4
Georgia: 3
Kentucky: 2
Pennsylvania: 2
Utah: 1
Ohio: 1
Arkansaa: 1
North Carolina: 1
Nebraska: 1
California: 1
Virginia: 1
Mississippi: 2
Oregon: 1

China: 2
New Zealand: 1
Ghana: 1

Celeb drug busts in 2013: 48
Celeb drug busts in 2012: 39
Celeb drug busts in 2011: 66

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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