This booking photo provided by the Shreveport, La. Police Department shows rapper Rick Ross. Authorities said Ross, whose real name is William Roberts II, was arrested Friday, March 25, 2011 in Shreveport, La., on a charge of first-time possession of marijuana after police responded to a complaint about the smell of marijuana coming from a hotel room.
Rapper Rick Ross has been arrested in Louisiana on a marijuana possession charge.
Police spokesman Bill Goodin said Monday that Ross, whose real name is William Roberts II, was issued a misdemeanor summons and released after Friday night's arrest.
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Roberts, known for such albums as "Teflon Don" and "Deeper Than Rap," was arrested after police responded to a complaint about the smell of marijuana at the Hilton Hotel.
Upon checking, Goodin said police confiscated 1 gram of what investigators believed to be marijuana.
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An official with the rapper's record label did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
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