GeoHot Arrested For Possessing Marijuana On His Way To SXSW


GeoHot, the genius behind the original iPhone jailbreak, was arrested today for possessing marijuana while he was driving to the annual SXSW conference in Austin. On his way to give a talk at SXSW, he reportedly had to pass through a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca where the Department of Homeland Security had drug dogs that barked at his car. He was then pulled over for more searching.

According to the report:

GeoHot has a medical marijuana license in California, where he lives. In the car’s glove box, Hotz apparently had 1/4 oz. of marijuana and chocolate edibles equivalent to less than 1/8 oz. of the drug. Hotz was booked for a felony and posted $1,500 bail.

Interestingly, GeoHot did eventually make it to SXSW and give his talk. You can listen to it here: The Final Frontier of Reverse Engineering.


  • Zachary

    i wonder if he has a jail break for this 😉 (okay i know that was lame :P) 

  • Anonymous

    California is a joke … Everyone has a “Medical Marajuana License” just legalize it for goddsake.

  • SmokeWEED

    Geez it’s just F*ckn weed! And it was medicinal? Who would be that much of dick? I don’t know about anywhere else but usually in Toronto if your caught with anything less than a full backpack of weed all they do is take it (and then smoke it later).

    Weed should just be made legal, IMO it is far less dangerous (and less costly) than any of the big 3 vices (gambling, smoking cigarettes and drinking)

  • Anonymous

    Not lame… totally hilarious.

  • Anonymous

    Haha no don’t make weed legal! It will make it harder for us people under 19 to find. Lmao you something’s wrong when I can find an ounce of weed quicker than a pack of butts.

  • Red Star