By Carter Maness
It’s no secret that weed is a huge part of Wiz Khalifa’s life, brand and music, but lately it seems to keep getting him in trouble. For the second time in the last 10 days, Khalifa, real name Cameron Thomaz, was ticketed for marijuana possession when officers in Winston-Salem, NC searched the rapper and his tour bus after a concert.
The news was leaked to TMZ by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. They claim officers discovered 11.39 grams in the search. After the citation, Khalifa will be required to appear in a North Carolina court at a later date to address the possession charge.
This comes right on the heels of his April 21 altercation with police in Nashville. Then, cops were responding to complaints about pot smoke and busted Khalifa hot-boxing his room at a local Holiday Inn.
In general, Wiz is developing a nice rap sheet of weed-related trouble. Back in 2010, he was arrested, also in North Carolina, after a show at East Carolina University. Officers found 60 grams in a tour bus search and Khalifa was charged with a felony count of trafficking in marijuana, a felony count of maintaining a dwelling/vehicle/place for sale or storage of marijuana and one misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
In 2011, he was cleared of those felony charges in a Pitt County court house after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor and paying a $1000 fine plus court costs.