The most famous hacker George Hotz (aka Geohot) who fought against with Sony for a lawsuit for jailbreaking, was last week arrested and charged to have possession of felony Marijuana. He was heading towards South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin with some of his friends when at a checkpoint near West Texas town (Sierra Blanca), the arresting officer’s drugs dogs smelled 1/4 oz. of marijuana and chocolate edibles equivalent to less than 1/8 oz of drug in his car.
The border agents apparently valued the total ”special” chocolate truffles for $800. Though Hotz has a medical marijuana license in California, where he lives, the Security Officer fined him $1500 bail. Hotz still managed to resolve his arrest and made it to the SXSW conference. Read the complete report below.
Hotz was on his way to give a talk at SXSW, when he had to pass through a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca. According to a source familiar with the case, Department of Homeland Security officers brought drug dogs to each car. When the dogs barked, Hotz (and his passengers) were pulled over for more searching.
Hotz has a medical marijuana license inCalifornia, where he lives, our source says. In the car’s glove box, Hotz apparently had 1/4 oz. of marijuana and chocolate edibles equivalent to less than 1/8 oz. of the drug.
The border agents allegedly said they would turn Hotz over to the local sheriff and he would get a citation. Not a big deal, right? But our source explains the local sheriff took the whole weight of the chocolate as the proper measure (as if the candy were made entirely of pot). Law enforcement then valued the “special”chocolate truffles at $800, instead of the $15 our source says Hotz paid for it.
An $800 pot truffle? Man, that would put you in a coma. A real coma, not a normal stoney-baloney zonk-out.
Hotz was booked for a felony and posted $1,500 bail.
Just to brief, Geohot was the only one to find Blacksn0w and then an bootrom exploit named Limera1n to jailbreak iPhone 4. Since then there is no other bootrom exploit discovered by any other hacker. Goehot then stepped in to hacking PlayStation 3 by Sony, due to which he was sued by the company and after a long legal battle the hacker stepped out of jailbreaking scene.
Soonafter, Geohot accepted the offer from FaceBook last summer, which was also soon reported to leave the job, and spotted at hackathon hosted by a startup called Backplane, funded by Lady Gaga. For instant updates and guides connect to us on @Jailbreakwire, join our Facebook Fanpage and join our Google+ network.