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Aaron Carter Arrested for Cannabis Possession While Driving in Georgia

The struggling pop singer missed a concert in Kansas City and spent the night in jail.

by Zach Harris

Aaron Carter, the early aughts pop star and brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, was arrested earlier this weekend and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and suspicion of DUI.

According to the New York Daily News, the 29 year-old singer was scheduled to perform in Kansas City, Missouri with rapper Flo-Rida last night but instead spent his Saturday behind bars in the Peach State.

Taking full advantage of his brother’s boy band superstardom, Aaron burst onto the pop charts at the turn of the millennium with the tween party anthems “Aaron’s Party (Come and Get It)” and “How I Beat Shaq.” Since then the Tiger Beat cover boy has been touring consistently and releasing new music when it suits him.

Because the marijuana arrest took place in Georgia, where the drug laws still mirror Jeff Sessions’ dreamworld, Carter could face up to one year in prison for the weed charge and another year for the paraphernalia count, even if it was something as small as a one hitter or small pipe.

Carter isn’t the first musician to feel the wrath of Georgia’s draconian pot laws, just last month rapper Rich Homie Quan was arrested for felony marijuana possession, a charge that carries up to five years behind bars in the southern state.

Because he was carrying less than one ounce of weed, Carter will only be charged with misdemeanor possession, but compounded with the paraphernalia and possible DUI charge, it’s not looking like Aaron will have much time for a 1-on-1 rematch with Shaq anytime soon.


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Zach Harris is a writer based in Philadelphia whose work has appeared on Noisey, First We Feast, and Jenkem Magazine. You can find him on Twitter @10000youtubes complaining about NBA referees.



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