George Hotz (aka Geohot), best known for jailbreaking the iPhone and PlayStation 3, was recently arrested for marijuana possession.

"He was traveling by car with friends on his way to the SXSW conference in Austin to give a talk titled 'The Final Frontier of Reverse Engineering' when he had to stop at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas," writes ZDNet's Emil Protalinski.

"In the glove box of his car he kept 1/4 oz. of marijuana and 'chocolate edibles' equivalent to less than 1/8 oz., according to a source familiar with the case cited by Above the Law," Protalinski writes. "Such a small amount of the drug typically only warrants a citation, but the local sheriff reportedly took the whole weight of the chocolate and valued it at $800, instead of the $15 Hotz allegedly paid for it."

Go to "iPhone, PS3 hacker Geohot arrested" to read the details.

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