Recent reports revealed that actor Armie Hammer, who played the disgruntled Winklevoss twins in the movie The Social Network, was arrested in November for having pot cookies in his car.
Hammer’s mug shot was taken after he was arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas. Arrest records indicated that Hammer had 0.02 ounces of marijuana on him, as well as three medicinal marijuana cookies and one brownie. He spent one day in jail and was released on $1,000 bond.
The discovery was made after a border patrol dog sniffed his way to a brown backpack between the driver and passenger seat. Hammer admitted to police that the bag and its contents were his. The district attorney in El Paso, however, decided not to prosecute the actor, as one needs to be in possession of more than four ounces of marijuana before he can be slapped with a felony charge. The case is going back to the local sheriff, and the county attorney may choose to pursue lesser charges.
To date, no charges have been presented against the actor, based on information provided by Kent Schaffer, lawyer for Mr. Hammer.
Other celebrities have also been caught with pot in Sierra Blanca. Earlier this month, Snoop Dogg was arrested after a sniffer dog led police to a marijuana stash that weighed a total of 0.13 lbs. Country star Willie Nelson was also arrested for possessing six ounces of marijuana.