Congressman's Son Busted for Pot in Georgia

Paul Broun III’s mug shots, taken May 10 in Athens, Georgia where he was arrested for marijuana possession.

The son of Georgia Rep. Paul Broun, Jr. was arrested for marijuana possession in Athens early Saturday morning.

Police pulled over Paul Broun III, 23, and a passenger in a 2014 Cadillac at 4:20 am in a University of Georgia parking lot after the car had stopped in an intersection at East Broad and Lumpkin Streets. They smelled marijuana, search the car, and found a Baggie and a film canister containing cannabis. Broun was charged with possession and failure to obey a traffic control device.

Broun's famous father has represented Georgia's 10th District, which includes Athens, since 2007. A Republican and Tea Party member, Broun is running for the Senate in November.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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