Craig Robinson Arrested in the Bahamas for Drug Possession

October 11, 2013 04:54:55 GMT

After pleading guilty to the charges, the 'Pineapple Express' star was fined $1,000 and told to leave the country ASAP.


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"The Office" cast member Craig Robinson got arrested in the Bahamas on Wednesday, October 9 for drug possession. The 41-year-old actor, who was in the country for a comedy show at the Atlantis Hotel, was stopped at the Nassau airport as he tried to board a U.S.-bound flight with half a gram of marijuana and 18 ecstasy pills "deemed suspicious" by customs agents but "nothing major."

After being taken into custody by the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the stand-up comedian appeared before the magistrate in his t-shirt and shorts and pleaded guilty to the charges of two counts of drug possession. He said he had brought the drug from the U.S., not knowing that they were prohibited in the Bahamas.

Robinson got a lucky break when Magistrate Andrew Forbes just ordered a $1,000 fine and instructed authorities to have him removed immediately from the country. Robinson could have faced four years in jail for the offense.

The incident was not the first time the "This Is the End" star was busted for drug possession. Back in June 2008, he was also arrested during a routine traffic stop in Culver City and later charged with two counts of possession of MDMA and methamphetamine and one count of being under the influence of cocaine. He later pleaded guilty and agreed to take drug education classes, which led to the charges being dismissed.

© AceShowbiz.com




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