Infamous PS3 Hacker, Geohot, Arrested (For Marijuana)

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Mike Kayatta:

As you may or may not know about being busted for Hippie Lettuce, the amount you have, and the value of said amount, matters when it comes punishment time. According to the report on Geohot's incident, there was apparently an argument about how to measure the cocoa component of his stash; the sheriff used the weight of the full treat for determining value ($800) while Geohot argued that it cost him a measly $15. While the outcome of that debate is still hazy, we do know Geohot was placed in jail on felony charges, then subsequently released on a $1,500 bail.

'possession with intent to distribute' charge, fun, hope burns for it, mostly cause i don't like how i looks, i wanna punch him every time i see him

DVS BSTrD:

Mike Kayatta:

DVS BSTrD:
That's putting it rather bluntly don't you think?

You think so? I thought it was rather doobieous.

Seems like a rather toaken pun to me.

This here, made the thread -totally- worth it

I hope he goes to jail my cousin overdosed on marijuana

WanderingFool:
he gets throne in jail...

It's better to rule in jail, than serve a sentence.

Dude knows exactly jack and shit about laws. Both his run-ins prove that he's just a punk who thinks attitude counts as slack.

Couldn't have happened to a more deserving douchebag.

IS this what Karma is?

So Texas' Judicial system will be going down for a month over this arrest now?

That'd be a teensy bit funny...

Stupid guy gets busted doing stupid. If only this happened more often.

rolfwesselius:
I live in Holland and im getting stoned of my ass right now makes me pity people in the us with its backwards anti drug laws.

I hate them, it is so stupid.

"Can I go and get drunk off my ass" "Sure you can" "Can I chill out with some tunes and a joint" "Yes but risk JAIL" such bullshit, what happened to freedom, guess it's just for those with a taste for alcohol

Marry me so I can come live in your glorious country

Gottesstrafe:
Another impeccable addition to the CHRONICles of Geohot. Evade a multi-billion dollar electronics giant, only to get caught in a sticky situation with local law enforcement. How deliciously tragic. But seriously, this story isn't really anything newsworthy. Why don't we just (leaf) the man in peace and bud out of his life for a change?

Zulnam:

All these comments are HIGHly appreciated by the community.

Also: what a tragedy.

Fudj:
Seems to me the police in texas made a bit of a HASH of this, especially when it comes to weighing the whole bar and putting a street value on it, man if dealer did pot choclate that would be the munchies sorted out :)

Mike Kayatta:
I'm glad we could all come together for some joint observations on this matter.

It's been a pleasure baking puns with you dopes
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Hahaha, what a hero!

I mean really? The guy who had Sony's tail between their legs gets busted, not for shutting down a multi million dollar gaming network, but for smoking weed.

Good job sherriff, now go arrest OJ Simpson for loitering.

nackertash:
I hope he goes to jail my cousin overdosed on marijuana

Plenty of people kill themselves or others a year simply driving, should we arrest anyone who gets behind a wheel?

Seriously, is that really the only picture The Escapist can find of this guy? Really?

nackertash:
I hope he goes to jail my cousin overdosed on marijuana

Please explain how OD'ing on Marijuana is even physically possible?

Maybe if you eat like 4 pounds of it...

Xanthious:
It'll get pleaded down to a low level misdemeanor or dismissed entirely once a half way proficient lawyer gets a hold of the case. He'll likely be let off with a fine and a stern warning. Either way he's spent all the time he's going to in jail over this.

As a former vice officer. I can say with certainty that unless texas has some bizarre ass laws. Yes, this is exactly correct. Hell, he could probably get that if he represented himself. What was the weight? I'm kind of shocked he even saw a jail cell. Most places if it's less than 4 oz you just get it taken away, and a ticket to pay.

The sad thing is, this guy actually isn't stupid. At least facebook and Google didn't think so. If you're that intelligent, you shouldn't be blowing those awesome brain cells with weed. But I hardly think he's a criminal, just a foolish kid.

KeyMaster45:
Alright, raise your hand if you're surprised this guy did weed? Don't be shy we know you're out there.

I don't know, that hairstyle and crazed look in his eye screams meth.

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Is it wrong that I have been waiting to use this?

Harper0341:

nackertash:
I hope he goes to jail my cousin overdosed on marijuana

Please explain how OD'ing on Marijuana is even physically possible?

Maybe if you eat like 4 pounds of it...

Not one documented case of overdose by weed....ever:

In order for a human to consume enough marijuana to be fatal, they would have to consume nearly 40,000 times the amount of THC required to intoxicate them. In contrast, it only requires about 5 to 10 times the amount of alcohol required to intoxicate, to be fatal. For example, if it requires 3 beers to intoxicate you, it only requires 15 to 30 beers to kill you. However, if it takes you 3 'hits' of marijuana to intoxicate you, it would require 120,000 hits to kill you. Thus, it is virtually impossible to die of a marijuana overdose.

Science!!

GeoHot's a stoner? Nah, it can't be!

Sovvolf:

nackertash:
I hope he goes to jail my cousin overdosed on marijuana

Plenty of people kill themselves or others a year simply driving, should we arrest anyone who gets behind a wheel?

Well, yes. Obviously. Such logic is infallible. I also have outstanding warrants for Thomas Edison and Nikolai Tesla for their work on electricity, pretty much every chemist on the general principle that chemicals are bad and God. Because fundamentally it's all his fault.

I think Nackertash is on to a winner here!

Mike Kayatta:

Richard Allen:

Mike Kayatta:

You think so? I thought it was rather doobieous.

This chain is rather spliffy? I know it was terrible but you guys are awesome.

I'm glad we could all come together for some joint observations on this matter.

Well done! I haven't heard such good puns in a long time!

OT: Wow... Are the texans so backward that their preferred method of execution is to throw large stones at you or something? (I guess you could call it getting stoned!)

Does anyone else think that Marijuana has way too many nicknames? It's annoying.

I blame the government. If they didn't make it illegal, it would only have one or two nicknames, and all would be right with the world.

Also, the Captchas stopped doing what they were intended to do. Origionally they obscured words so programs couldn't do things automatically. Now they're advertising space delaying my post by an extra 5 seconds.

Escapist and solve media, both of you are on my annoyance list, right after the U.S. government.

Who's stupid enough to go into Texas of all places with medical marijuana? Is anyone aware that state laws are different and there's that big checkpoint at Sierra Blanco?

Besides Snoop Dogg, I mean.

Its a sad state of affairs when you get arrested for carrying around $15 of marijuana, but hacking into major corporation's networks and breaking EULAs on other devices goes unpunished. Of course, though, I'm forgetting that every time you smoke marijuana someone kills a kitten and the commits suicide.

Sometimes I hate my country.

Edit:

Fudj:
Not one documented case of overdose by weed....ever:

In order for a human to consume enough marijuana to be fatal, they would have to consume nearly 40,000 times the amount of THC required to intoxicate them. In contrast, it only requires about 5 to 10 times the amount of alcohol required to intoxicate, to be fatal. For example, if it requires 3 beers to intoxicate you, it only requires 15 to 30 beers to kill you. However, if it takes you 3 'hits' of marijuana to intoxicate you, it would require 120,000 hits to kill you. Thus, it is virtually impossible to die of a marijuana overdose.

Science!!

Glad there's other free-thinkers on this forum.

I'm not a huge Geohot fan, and I am very anti-drugs (even pot) but it seems like this is pretty ridiculous.

Whether you agree with Medical Marijuana or not, the bottom line is the guy had the paperwork for it, even from out of state. He was travelling through Texas, as opposed to taking up residence or spending a prolonged amount of time there. Believe it or not there are laws to protect people from things like this, given that even outside of MJ there are all kinds of laws that vary from state to state about medication, which limit what the law enforcement can do to someone who is just "passing through", mostly oriented at painkillers though given that they are an abused substance and states have greatly varied laws dealing with them, but nobody thinks it's a good idea that someon in extreme pain should be arrested or have their pills confiscated for just passing through somewhere with differant laws (even if this can be abused by dealers).

My first thoughts here are that Geohotz is BSing about the legitimacy of his Medical Marijuana liscence and that's part of the story that isn't making it out yet, basically the cops checked it, and he is going down for lying about it. My second thought is that if he got it approved and wasn't hanging out in the area for a prolonged period when he was stopped, is that a Sheriff is about to lose his job, and that town is probably going to wind up having some major budget issues very quickly when they get the crap sued out of them.

It's not an area of law I know a lot about, but I do remember reading about some similar seeming cases with people being arrested for possession of prescription painkillers like Oxycotin, in states that tried to pass policies saying that they wouldn't accept prescriptions written from doctors out of state (due to the requirements they put on their doctors to prevent quacks from selling prescriptions for them to junkies) as justifying possession... and that didn't hold up when properly challenged. As I remember it, you can only challenge a prescription and presumably a liscence like that, if it's being used by someone who is a resident of the state in question. Basically you couldn't get your prescription for Oxy from a quack in California and use it in Texas (for example) or use it to justify possession, but someone playing tourist in Texas who brings their drugs with them can't be arrested for having them. As I understand things if Geohotz bought his MJ in Texas using the out of state liscence that would be a problem... but that would reflect more on the dealer/vendor if they accepted the liscence than on him. In the case of prescription drugs (ie not MJ) I believe medical professionals have ways around the laws as well, though they have to register what they are doing, so basically if some guy from California legitimatly loses a much needed medication like Painkillers for an obvious condition (burn damage or something), a doctor or pharmacy can oftentimes find ways to overrule the law as a medical emergency.

I'm rambling, but I think this is going to be a giant face off between two jerks ... a Jerk Off! (lol, sorry, I couldn't resist). A jerky texan sheriff, against a jerky west coast hacker. Personally I'll be very surprised if when the smoke clears Geohotz doesn't win, and probably even benefit from this.... assuming there isn't more to the story like a false liscence, him hanging out in the town for three weeks (or whatever the requirement is) or scoring his weed there in Texas.

hes lucky he didnt get hit with distribution charges. Let the flame war begin.

Therumancer:
I'm not a huge Geohot fan, and I am very anti-drugs (even pot) but it seems like this is pretty ridiculous.

Whether you agree with Medical Marijuana or not, the bottom line is the guy had the paperwork for it, even from out of state. He was travelling through Texas, as opposed to taking up residence or spending a prolonged amount of time there. Believe it or not there are laws to protect people from things like this, given that even outside of MJ there are all kinds of laws that vary from state to state about medication, which limit what the law enforcement can do to someone who is just "passing through", mostly oriented at painkillers though given that they are an abused substance and states have greatly varied laws dealing with them, but nobody thinks it's a good idea that someon in extreme pain should be arrested or have their pills confiscated for just passing through somewhere with differant laws (even if this can be abused by dealers).

My first thoughts here are that Geohotz is BSing about the legitimacy of his Medical Marijuana liscence and that's part of the story that isn't making it out yet, basically the cops checked it, and he is going down for lying about it. My second thought is that if he got it approved and wasn't hanging out in the area for a prolonged period when he was stopped, is that a Sheriff is about to lose his job, and that town is probably going to wind up having some major budget issues very quickly when they get the crap sued out of them.

It's not an area of law I know a lot about, but I do remember reading about some similar seeming cases with people being arrested for possession of prescription painkillers like Oxycotin, in states that tried to pass policies saying that they wouldn't accept prescriptions written from doctors out of state (due to the requirements they put on their doctors to prevent quacks from selling prescriptions for them to junkies) as justifying possession... and that didn't hold up when properly challenged. As I remember it, you can only challenge a prescription and presumably a liscence like that, if it's being used by someone who is a resident of the state in question. Basically you couldn't get your prescription for Oxy from a quack in California and use it in Texas (for example) or use it to justify possession, but someone playing tourist in Texas who brings their drugs with them can't be arrested for having them. As I understand things if Geohotz bought his MJ in Texas using the out of state liscence that would be a problem... but that would reflect more on the dealer/vendor if they accepted the liscence than on him. In the case of prescription drugs (ie not MJ) I believe medical professionals have ways around the laws as well, though they have to register what they are doing, so basically if some guy from California legitimatly loses a much needed medication like Painkillers for an obvious condition (burn damage or something), a doctor or pharmacy can oftentimes find ways to overrule the law as a medical emergency.

I'm rambling, but I think this is going to be a giant face off between two jerks ... a Jerk Off! (lol, sorry, I couldn't resist). A jerky texan sheriff, against a jerky west coast hacker. Personally I'll be very surprised if when the smoke clears Geohotz doesn't win, and probably even benefit from this.... assuming there isn't more to the story like a false liscence, him hanging out in the town for three weeks (or whatever the requirement is) or scoring his weed there in Texas.

It doesn't work that way for a class C-D felonies. The federal government doesn't actually sanction the state laws that allow for medical marijuana. If you read on how california has been dealing with it, they haven't. In many cases distribution centers have been shut down on the west coast for essentially "doing too well." Meaning at any time that you are running such a store the DEA can come in and run through your stuff. This happens pretty much daily in the U.S. Therefore, an out of state person caught with felony class drugs has no rights in regard to how they are trialed out of state. Now he may be extradited to california where they will laugh shake hands with the judge and be sent on his merry way but down south and out east they don't really play that kind of ball game.
On the pain killer note. Unless you may die without the substance generally police forces will make you go cold turkey on the drug regardless of withdrawal symptoms. Obviously this policy is more oriented toward opiates but it applies to many non narcotic drugs as well such as Xanax and Ambien. Believe it or not, they aren't going to let you take drugs in jail.

I seriously doubt he will get off for this unless he gets extradited.

I officially love this thread. Come to the Escapist for the neutral articles, the fun videos, and the supportive community--stay for the terribly wonderful and wonderfully terrible puns.

Also, to hear that that annoying pest was busted for pot is hilarious. Gotta watch those small towns here, man, those dogs are precise. Though, sucks that he's missing out on SXSW. That's some crazy awesome that he's missing out on, for sure. Though, really, why the hell would he stop in Sierra Blanca? And why was he stopped? The only reason to stop there is Gas, but, and trust me on this one, that's a terrible idea. Get it before or after, if you can, and just plow through Sierra Blanca.

My comments for the idiot Geohot in video format

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX7wtNOkuHo

Counting the weight of the chocolate as weed weight is a dick move. I'm more interested in knowing why he left Facebook.

DVS BSTrD:

Mike Kayatta:

DVS BSTrD:
That's putting it rather bluntly don't you think?

You think so? I thought it was rather doobieous.

Seems like a rather toaken pun to me.

Despite how backwards some people think Texan laws to be, if this were in ancient times, he would have been stoned. Oh, wait, he already was, wasn't he? My bad.

[EDIT]: Damn, ninja'd. I should've known such an obvious pun would already have been used. Still, I love pun chains like this!

I find this hilarious, and I am smiling about it. He totally deserved it.

A gun is totally legal, but if you get caught trying to bring it through airport security, your ass is going to get arrested. The same principle applies here. Don't bring crap someplace you aren't supposed to have it. If he hadn't brought it with him, he wouldn't have been arrested. Simple as that.

Homer: But isn't marijuana or "dope" illegal?
Dr. Hibbert: Only for people who enjoy it.

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
YOU FOOL! YOU FOOLISH FOOL OF A FOOLISH TOOK! YOU FOOL OF A FOOLISH FOOL OF A FOOLISH TOOK! Pot in texas? WE EXECUTE FOR THAT HERE! Or we want to... I realize its boring as fuck here but get a gameboy or something. You won't get shot for that... Well you might but not by the cops. Well a gameboy could be mistaken for a gun in this state... Just stay out of this state. It is safer that way.

Wait... America has the death sentence?

I just died a little inside.

Harper0341:

nackertash:
I hope he goes to jail my cousin overdosed on marijuana

Please explain how OD'ing on Marijuana is even physically possible?

Maybe if you eat like 4 pounds of it...

A rare (I think) allergy to weed can kill you. Not many are documented, since weed is illegal in the US the users don't know they are allergic or not until they take the first hit. By then, its too late. "weed allergy" isn't something doctors test for, simply because pot is illegal. Its like that "1000 ways to die" episode where the Amish kid died because of an extremely rare alcohol allergy.

That's the only to die from weed that I know of that isn't tied to regular stupidity.

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