You only need to look at the bloodshot eyes, crunchy appearance and tossled hair of famed PS3 and iPhone hacker George “geohot” Hotz to realize that this is a mind which works best when jerkied in the cannabinoid vapours inhaled from a tightly packed magic jaybone. He’s a viper from birth, and we wouldn’t have him any other way.
But the cops would. That’s why they arrested him for cannabis possession while driving to SXSW to deliver a speech on hacking.
The actual event was relatively routine. Apparently, Geohot was passing through Siera Blanca, a small town in Hudspeth County, Texas, when he was stopped at a “random” checkpoint. In actuality, Sierra Blanca is a notorious speed trap, and is especially hard on people with out-of-state plates, so Geohot was probably pulled over because of that.
Either way, when he was stopped, drug dogs became interested in his car, and after a cursory look around, officers found a quarter ounce of pot in the glove compartment, and some chocolate truffles laced with less than an eighth of an ounce elsewhere in the car.
It’s totally a misdemeanor, and after being arrested for a brief period, Geohot was released on $1,500 bail. Unfortunately, George did end up missing his SXSW talk… not to mention his stash.