Robin Thicke arrested in New York for pot

NEW YORK Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:17pm EST

Actor Robin Thicke arrives at Pharrell Williams' launch for his new liqueur in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles, California July 15, 2011. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas

Actor Robin Thicke arrives at Pharrell Williams' launch for his new liqueur in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles, California July 15, 2011.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Award-winning R&B singer Robin Thicke was arrested for marijuana possession after he was spotted smoking pot in a car on a New York City street on Thursday, police said.

Thicke, 34, was seated in a Cadillac Escalade driven by another person near Third Avenue and East 21st Street when he was seen lighting up a joint, police said.

"He was observed smoking marijuana and was found in possession of marijuana," a police spokesman said.

The driver was not arrested.

Authorities released an extremely cooperative Thicke after issuing him a ticket, but not before getting his autograph and snapping photographs with him.

The Grammy winning, platinum recording artist released his fifth studio album "Love After War" in December. He is the son of "Growing Pains" actor Alan Thicke.

(Reporting By Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Greg McCune and Bob Tourtellotte)

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Comments (3)
sammmym wrote:
Good job NY’s finest way to spend some good resources on a guy lighting up a joint? I am very suprised that staffing is low when they spend the time they do have arresting this guy. Way to go there wasn’t anyone Jay walking that you could of harassed?
WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 17, 2012 6:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Cru wrote:
So he got a ticket? Well, it’s far better than the jail time most other states give.

Feb 17, 2012 7:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
goldenrules1 wrote:
Why does the NYPD bother to arrest people for weed? Don’t they have murderers and rapists to catch? Are they worried that Thicke will corrupt all of the other R&B singers? Thanks for making weed a high police priority, former pot smoker Bloomberg. Bloomberg is going to start cracking down on gun toting conservatives next, so it looks like no one is safe from big government in NY.

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