Wu-Tang Clan rapper Method Man was arrested in New York City on Thursday night (17May07) for driving under the influence of marijuana.
The 36-year-old hip-hop star, real name Clifford Smith, was stopped at the Battery Tunnel toll booths in Brooklyn at 10pm.
Smith was attempting to pay the tunnel toll when Officer Donald Johnston spotted his vehicle's inspection sticker had expired and upon investigation, allegedly found the rapper smoking a cannabis joint.
Police allegedly discovered 28 grams (0.035 ounces) of the illegal weed in Smith's Lincoln Navigator vehicle, the New York Daily News reports.
The Grammy winner was arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court yesterday (18May07) and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle under the influence and driving an uninspected motor vehicle.
The irony of Smith's arrest is his stage name means marijuana in slang from his native Staten Island.