Last February, Tennessee police pulled over the vehicle former Hootie & the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker was driving. This prompted a search during which drugs were found. Now we know it was marijuana and psilocybin mushroom capsules.
On Jan. 28, former NBA star Rajon Rondo was arrested in Indiana for marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession as well as unlawful possession of a firearm. The Kentucky native has had several legal issues since retiring in 2020.
Irwin Dana Beal is behind bars tonight in Gooding County Jail in Southern Idaho, charged with felony marijuana trafficking on Jan. 15. Bail was set at $250,000.
Celebrity drug arrests have declined significantly over the years with the rise of legalization in states throughout the U.S. From a high of 66 such busts in 2011, the number is now in the teens. There were 18 celeb drug busts in 2023.
Celebrities don't get arrested for marijuana like they used to. These days celeb weed busts mostly happen in states that have yet to legalize cannabis for adult or medical use. Case in point: Texas and Dallas Cowboys' defensive lineman Sam Williams.