Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa and 6 of his associates were arrested last November after East Carolina University police seized marijuana from his tour bus following a performance at the campus’ Wright Auditorium. At the time of the arrest, Wiz was charged with trafficking marijuana, maintaining a place for sale of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Now Wiz has caught a break and had all charges dismissed.
Yesterday, Wiz appeared in a North Carolina courtroom and had all charges dropped due to some errors at the time of the initial arrest.
According to reports, District Attorney Clark Everett determined that the amount of marijuana seized on the bus did not exceed the 10-pound threshold for a trafficking charge, as the actual amount seized was about 58 grams, or slightly more than two ounces.
All charges against Wiz Khalifa and associates were dismissed when three of the men admitted the marijuana was theirs and pleaded guilty during an earlier court appearance last month, and were charged with misdemeanor possession, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and court costs.
DA Everett gave a statement on the errors which caused for the case’s dismissal:
“The magistrate or someone at that office must have misread the statute. We discovered the error maybe two hours after Thomaz (Wiz Khalifa) paid the bondsman’s premium and left. Because of that, it was a high price he paid for bringing the drug onto the campus. Had he remained to discover the error, he would not have been bonded so high, probably $1,000.”
Wiz Khalifa nor representatives have released a statement addressing the dismissal of charges as of press time.