PlayStation Hacker Arrested for Drug Possession

George Hotz, sued by Sony for hacking the PS3, has been arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas. The 22 year-old was busted for possession of marijuana.


According to website Above the Law, Hotz was on his way to the SXSW conference in Austin when he was stopped at a border patrol checkpoint in the West Texas town.

Hotz joins the likes of Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg, who were all arrested at the same checkpoint.

Department of Homeland Security officers were searching each car with dogs when they apparently found 1/4 oz. of marijuana and less than 1/8 oz. of chocolate containing the drug in his glove box.

Hotz carried a medical marijuana license in California, where he resides. Texas does not have medical marijuana and carrying the substance is illegal.

The hacker, who also was the first person to unlock the iPhone, was charged with a felony. He posted the US$1,500 necessary for bail.

Recently, the young hacker has been working with Google and Facebook on various projects.

Famed Hacker Arrested for Pot Possession En Route To SXSW [Above the Law via Eurogamer]