News: Rick Ross Busted In Hotel Room, Arrested For Drug Possession

Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 9:03PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Southern rapper Rick Ross was reportedly arrested by Louisiana police last night (March 25) for allegedly possessing marijuana in his hotel room.

Reports of his arrest hit the Internet Saturday evening.

Big night for the coppers down in Shreveport, LA -- rapper Rick Ross and Philadelphia Eagles star Jason Peters were both arrested last night in separate incidents. First, let's talk about Ross -- according to police, he was busted last night for possession of marijuana. Cops say they detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from his hotel room and when policeinvestigated, they spotted approximately a gram of it in plain view. (TMZ)

Rick Ross avoided an overnight stay and was later released.

Both were booked into Shreveport City Jail, summonsed, and released. William "Rick Ross" Roberts was in town to perform at the Bay Bay Birthday Bash at the Kokopellis nightclub. Peters was one of the celebrity guests. (KSLA News)

Outside of legal affairs, Ross is currently preparing the release of a new Maybach Music compilation.

"New album "SELFMADE" instores & online MAY24 the!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @wale @meekmill @pill4180@maybachmusicgrp," he tweeted Thursday (March 10).
"MAY 24 ... SELFMADE photoshoot in Vegas desert now!!!!" (Rick Ross' Twitter)

In addition to his own team, the "Boss" has also announced Drake's guest appearance on the LP.

"The biggest compilation in recent time, man," Ross told radio host Bootleg Kev. "We going back to the era of the dope emcees, when Ruff Ryders was doing compilations and you just love the energy the dudes brought to the table...The new album from Maybach Music/Warner. It's gonna be big...Yeah, yeah, [Drake'll be on there], most definitely. Drake will be on the compilation and you know that's the homie so it's all love. He's embracing the movement and you know, it just feels good to rock out with your family. Shout-out to YMCMB." (Bootleg Kev)

Check out some recent Rick Ross footage below:

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